Now I only have three rules: don’t take advice from someone you wouldn’t trade places with, try not to do something you can’t take back, and something is what it is and it’s not something else. ~ The Answer Man (movie)
Lately I have been combating this weird roller coaster: feeling like I am failing at somethings (motherhood some days, being a “successful” yoga teacher, and definitely in the house cleaner arena) and feeling like a mother loving goddess in this lifetime. It is a strange sensation, a delicate balance that I am working on: neutral space. Knowing that life is as it is and not something different. Life is filled with rock star moments and hard hits.
My self care this week is stepping out of the emotion of feeling both amazing and not so great. Neither are actually accurate, because I am both. As we all are. Now some of you may feel like this is a bad thing, it’s not. Reality is that we all have things we are good at, things that we are less than awesome in attempting. I’m working on find neutral, acceptance of both. I am AMAZING, don’t get me wrong. I know this. The space of neutrality owns this awesomeness while also seeing my humanness. My imperfections. My self care asks me to take a step back and get a wider picture. To pause, breathe and be. It’s tough, trust me, to not go down the spiral when I see my humanness or see that I am under no obligation to be perfect. But as my teacher, Elena shared, equanimity is a powerful tool. Having an “even mind” is a powerful way to be. Whether it be when something goes south at work or at home, when life gets sad or when life is amazing. It is best to stay in that neutral space and be awesome and human, at the same time 😉
How do you handle the roller coaster that we call emotions or life?