Transition ~ June Subject Of The Month

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”
― Isaac Asimov

Wow!  What a concept.  Transitions can be difficult.  I have friends that are transitioning back to California from Newtown Pennsylvannia that transitioned from California.  Essentially they are going back to their roots where their families are.  All sounds wonderful.  However, it was a lot to let go as they spent the past 8 years here growing their own family and establishing their roots.  Witnessing them leave was heartfelt as I watched them let go of their home, some belongings, their friendships and community of which they were so a part of.

That in between stage can be rocky, challenging and resistant.  Leaving a comfortable place and going into the unknown for some may be scary, for some exciting, for some stressful, for some interesting.  Nevertheless different than what we knew to be true.

My friends sent thank you notes en route to CA as they were driving across country.  The return address read their Newtown address crossed out with their CA address with a note on the back wondering if this was a sign of not being able to let go.

As we approach the end of the school year this too is a transitional time.  Whether our preschooler is going to elementary school or elementary school to middle school or middle school to high school or the big one, high school to college these transitions can be life changing for the student and for the parents who are learning to step into unknown. Imagine possibly letting go and being with the uncertainty.

Transitioning from one job to the next, even form one day to the next to a new home or to a new school there is without a doubt moments that are uncertain and catch our curiosity.

I invite you this month to pay extra attention of how you enter and leave your postures. Noticing the transition from one posture to the next and fully participating in the transition itself.  Be curious, stay present and open. The transitions may create a level of uncertainty or a feeling of not being balanced, in that see what is revealed.  Perhaps consider the transition as an opportunity for spaciousness and growth, to enter an area that has not be explored.   Open your heart to be kind and gentle to yourself desiring an ease or even an appreciation through whatever may arise.  Allow yourself to be in awe of the unknown of that middle place, that wide space in betweeen the poses. Practice this on your mat and notice how this may come into play off your mat.

I love this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson-

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”

Enjoy the journey…

Namaste, Elle




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