For years I’ve revisited a mediation on the Fear Of Transformation that reminds me how important it is to relax into the gaps in our lives. Those are the places in between as we ride the waves of change and they can be quite unnerving. Our culture encourages us to quickly close the gaps, to feel no discomfort during the inevitable periods of transformation.
Relaxing into the gap is a daily, sometimes minute by minute, practice and I can find that sweet space of calm every time I remember to return to my breath. It’s too simple, I know. Nothing to buy, no one to consult, just breathe and relax. Simple, yes, but as my yoga teacher, Moses Brown, likes to remind us, “simple does not always mean easy.”