I have been posting about my handstands this year and what they represent in my life internally, as it is way more than performing the pose. The pose itself is not that hard; if you train the body correctly, you will achieve it within little time. The problems come when the mind intrudes, because it comes full of luggage – fears, barriers, old beliefs, etc.
Yesterday I found a quote in a book I am reading and had to share it here. The book’s title is “The Forty Rules of Love – a novel of Rumi” by Elif Shafak. I have no idea how this book came from the library all the way to my hands. I love when that happens! Anyway, here is the quote: “Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”
This quote is fantastic! I think I had been resisting many changes in my life for a while, and when I stopped resisting and let them happen, then the idea of being upside down became not so scary anymore. Why not try life the other way? I started with the decision of letting my heart be open and, to my surprise, the mind ended up following.
So, here is my invitation for you: Try not to resist the changes that come your way and see what happens. If you need to go upside down to digest them by getting a new perspective, go for it!