Yoga Town Blog: Change, please.

My yoga classes this week centered abour ‘surrender’.  This is not something
that comes naturally to me.  I have learned that many of us have ‘control
issues’, and I am at the forefront!   The reality is, in the greater
universal landscape, control is not an option. This week’s Yoga Town episode
is all about Amber, Willow’s angst ridden teenage daughter,  following the
path of least resistance.  She sees an opportunity and take it.  What I love
about teenagers is their ability to adapt to change.  Right or wrong, they
go with ‘the path of least resistance more often than not.  They experience
the ‘good or bad’ of the situation, and then go from there.  They change on
the fly and move with what ‘works in that moment’.  If only, adulthood could
be so easy!

All of us are changing whether we like it, or not. Could you imagine if life
was just still, without movement, without flow?  What would we complain
about?  When you think about it, we often complain based on some element of
change.  Either we want the change and can’t seem to create it, or the
change occurs and we don’t want it.  We seem to have this overriding need to
control ‘everything’ in our lives.  And yet, the irony is, we can’t.  The
hardest thing in the world is to accept the change. Surrender to the flow.
Just ‘go with it’, as my therapist said. Easy for her to say.  She’s
collecting $100 bucks an hour!  David Bowie says it best, in his famous song
“Changes”.

As David Bowie sang

“Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-Changes
Don’t want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-Changes
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time”

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