You know how sometimes you get in the car and 20 minutes later you are exactly where you set out to be but you have no recollection of how you got there? Did I run every red light? Did I fall asleep? How did I get here? It’s scary and it happens far too often to far too many of us.

The antidote, I believe, is to stop looking outside for answers and to start doing a better job of inhabiting our bodies. ALL parts of our bodies. The answer is to stay inside, even when it is uncomfortable or scary, to sweat and search and flail around until we feel the answers. Until we access our inner knowing. It is so easy to check out. I just got on the mat for my first full practice (aka more than 10 minutes of stretching) in four days. OH. When we aren’t moving, when we aren’t breathing fully, it is so easy to go up and out. Head in the clouds. Eyes on someone else. But, when we move and breath and stretch, maybe just maybe we can dig down. Maybe we can open our eyes and see every moment, every green light along the way.

 

Always we hope

Someone else has the answer…

At the center of your being

You have the answer,

You know who you are

And you know what you want.

There is no need

To run outside

For better seeing.

Nor to peer from a window.

Rather abide at the center of your being;

For the more you leave it; the less you learn.

Search your heart 

And see

The way to do 

Is to be

—Lao Tzu