Change is so hard for many people. To accept children get older, to move one’s whole life, to once have so much than to have so little. Change can create anxiety, fear, and a feeling of being ungrounded. Change is inevitable, so how to we move through change with grace?
In yoga, the klesha’s or the ways in which our mind suffers can be broken down into five things. When looking at change we can apply the klesha of raga or attachment. When we grip or hold on strongly to possessions, people or phases of life, this gripping will eventually lead to our suffering because everything changes. So instead of gripping so hard to your favorite yoga teachers, homes, friends, children this week practicing letting go. Practice thinking what would happen if this changed. Where would I be without this? To practice living in the moment truly we have to let go of our attachments, experience them fully in the present but also hold space that the present will change. If we hold on to things we may miss new experiences because we are to focused on holding on to our attachments.