I think it is easy to call a place 'home' when the people you're around with are filled with ease and calmness. You wished it just last forever. Of course the universal plan throws you off the tangent from the so called perfect moment and digs a pit hole for you to crawl out from, your mind is thinking," What the ding dang dong was that all about? Seriously! Did I deserve that?"
See, I'm in that 'pit hole' every now and then. And this is one of them. And yes, I'm a yoga teacher, but I'm also a person with everyday issues. Not personally, but whatever's been thrown into my court, I try to deal it in the best way I know how. So, writing a blog ain't that easy if I'm going to throw in a few things about 'me' in reality. It's definitely challenging to do so in a country where the population are your neighbours.
So what is the 'yogic' way of dealing with such situations? Hmmmmmm, I don't do 'ho hums' (not when my thoughts are filled with ' what am I suppose to do about this?') ..I don't do 50 sun salutations, I don't try and imagine the situation doesn't exist.. usually my solution is.... I would have a rasberry cheesecake in a quiet little part of the garden, with my decaf cuppuccino, take my ipod and play soft movie soundtracks (in this case, it's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button...very soothing)
Most times, I ponder and think what I can do to resolve the 'situation'...and you know what, sometimes, the 'situation' just refuses to go away. Some of them just seem to reoccur and are adamant to kick you in the butt no matter what you say or do. And then in my head, I'm thinking, what the crap am I suppose to do right now?..... I'm Deepak Chopra-ding the situation and it's still messy, I'm Dr Dwyer-ing myself to help the situation and I still am worried. I'm placing crystals around the 'situation' and it's going to take a crystal meteorite to figure this out ( I think)....so, what can I do?
Then I came across this from Daily Om, "..When the situation gets dark, rather than feeling angry or frustrated, just observe without judgement, without focusing on the negative aspects or qualities, instead, increase your own light of energy you know you have within you already and hold that light for others around you." I think reading that sentence has really helped. Not that I feel what it says portrays you to be the ' hero' in the situation, but rather to hold yourself steadfast, strong, illuminous, compassionate and 'constant of nature' even in utmost chaos. The 'light' you hold doesn't need to 'control' and 'enforce' but to "...remember that everyone must find their own to awakening and the experiences they are having are an essential part of their process...."