There is a moment when the expectations can be huge. They can be imposed from others or even from ourselves. The mind controls telling us thousands and millions of things to do or to have to do. And of course is not strange to feel overwhelmed, tired, and disappointed.
But what about letting things just be developed by themselves. Can we let situations happen or flow by themselves; without our intrusion. Think about a falling feather, coming down from the heights so gently, smoothly, moving down at its own time; swinging gracefully. That feather is not in a rush or pressure. It dances through the shapes of the air and wind. It finds its own path and in its own way to land at just the perfect time and moment. The final destination will be the ground, however, the path can be amazingly enjoyable the same as the stillness of the ground. When that feather finally is close to land; leaving a gentle gap in between the air and the physical ground; with a soft touch, it will find the expected touch of the earth.
And once it's grounded, there it is, the peaceful stillness as enjoyable as the air around it.
This is the same kind of feelings that we can live and enjoy when we’re in a new path. We can enjoy the air by swinging in our path, in every situation or with different people. Sometimes, it’s challenging, but sometimes is smoothly. Either way, it can be seen as beautiful and enriching as we like it to be.
Wherever and in whichever situation we are, we can find ourselves swinging in our path. We are meant to be enjoying everything around with open heart, compassion and comprehension. As the feather can swing and be free in its own way, we can develop a sense of freedom in our own way. And we can open our hands and our hearts to trust without expectations of how things are going to happen. We could give ourselves permission to let ourselves enjoy the soft and smooth changes to happen; in any way it has to happen. If we flow through the knowledge and confidence of our own potential; just the way we are; we might find that we are greater and capable to create and live happy with anything and everything.
I invite you to practice to be the observer that will let us to not touch or control the feather and just embrace the duration of the journey. Find a comfortable seat and enjoy the view, the feelings, the challenges, the situations, the people and let ourselves swing in the perfection of love in our lives.
The light I see in me, recognizes the light I see in you,
Namaste - Cecilia de la Rocha
Cecilia de la Rocha is founder of Yoga By Cecilia de la Rocha, a creative and enthusiastic yoga instructor with professional training in hatha & anusara yoga. Always willing to share more with people in a different, loving & fun ways. Her teaching is an innovative fusion of yoga, metaphysics, mindfulness and shadow work that has taught many families, from moms to be, to kids, to adults of all ages and limitations, and to celebrities who want to incorporate yoga as part of their lifestyle. She loves to facilitate private and group workshops. For more information about her work, please visit: www.yogabyceciliadelarocha.com