Every time something happens in our lives, we make a choice about how we'll perceive the situation. This might not be a conscious choice and our reactions might have become so engrained that the possibility of there being a choice seems crazy to us - but I tell you something for nothing here, there's always a choice.
Gaining control of our own perspective is a challenging albeit extremely liberating thing to opt in on. Say you could choose to be less dramatic and more even-keeled, do you think your life would be better as a result?
In yoga, don't you see this play out pose after pose? You're being asked to do something that seems damn near impossible and well, your left leg - it just doesn't bend any deeper. In that exact moment of self-discovery and witnessing, you have the opportunity to approach your practice in so many ways. Irritation, enthusiasm, exasperation, playfulness - there is a world of perspectives available to you.
This week, I'm thinking all about the small picture and the big picture.
I had two little life situations unfold that made me pause and reflect on the power of the bigger picture that's at work in my life. Watch the video below. I think you'll find it hugely beneficial, both on and off the mat.
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”