:: PATIENCE ::

Last week, I tried my very best to focus on EASE and feel good about that path traveled. While I eased up on the pressure to keep a tidy inbox or tidy closet (who am I kidding, never will happen), I eased up on the space in my day which moved right to my yoga mat.  It’s funny how the two can really go hand in hand.

But as I am keeping some ease with me this week (and weeks onward), turning my focus toward PATIENCE this week. WHY? Well, I half jokingly stated in my post On Friday, how my new puppy brings me all sorts of joys--she also tests my patience.

Tons of wees and poos in the house and tons of STUFF being chewed up. Walking with Richard the other day (and Wrigley), he said “ You really can't take an eye off her for a second.” That is very accurate. Girl puts anything and everything in her mouth! And I guess I would too if I was that low to the ground!

But taking this concept of patience on and off the mat this week. I often feel discouraged when practicing that my hamstrings are not as flexy as they were just a few years back. I even sometimes feel myself clenching my jaw when trying to hanumanasana out. Note to self: that does not HELP. I cannot change the fact that my hamstrings are tights or force it to become more flexible. But I can observe the reality with open eyes and a little acceptance and sprinkles of faith that it will happen (or not happen) one day when it’s meant to.

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Patience is not simply the ability to wait — it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.
— Joyce Meyer