“I release my grip, from the illusion of impermanence, and drift in the freedom, of the ever-changing winds.” -Chris Advansun
Wow, what a powerful sentence! It makes me look at my relationship to suffering. As humans we will all experience suffering. During this sensitive time there has been a lot of suffering, anxiety, panic, depression and much more. Some things we cannot control, but the things we can control we must look at how we as an individual take it on in our bodies, mind, and spirit.
How do we release our grip on things before we allow suffering to occur? One thing that I learned is to practice non-attachment. This is tough! I mean, I am 50 now and still am working on this. I think this is our lifetime lesson and when we put the ego in check we can become free/freer. Practicing non-attachment in a healthy way allows us the freedom to choose. Some days I forget, I become heavy and feel weighted. Then I stop, I remember, I access deeper breathing and longer exhales, then allow myself to reconnect to the light inside, the light above and the light that connect me to all things. Then things become softer, warmer, lighter, brighter. I appreciate in gratitude for my life and family. I appreciate my health, this experience to learn and the time I have on this Earth.
I invite you to release your grip when things become too much for you. Do your practice (yoga/meditation/pranayama/dance/drawing/journaling), whatever that may be and come back to your true essence. You are light!