A Road Diverged

Mar 24, 2012

I was pushed into my discomfort zone. And like the two roads that diverge in the woods I had two paths that I could choose.

I could say “F*** that”. I am not going down that overgrown, untended, scary, tangled path. I will choose the comfortable, familiar path and maintain the status quo, even as it has parts that make me uncomfortable.

I stood there an looked.

And then.

I grabbed a flashlight and the tools I would need to traverse safely in unfamiliar territory. And I courageously set out onto the path of my discomfort zone.

And that has made all the difference.

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  1. Perfect timing for this post, Cathy! As I finish up my third week of Level 4, I need the encouragement to delve into the unfamiliar, uncomfortable, and sometimes downright scary territory of…gulp…freestyling! I thrive on routine and plans (and mulitple back-up plans, just in case) so freestyling is all unchartered water for me. Yet as I struggle for control in all aspects of my life, I have a feeling that Yoga Flirt, Level 4 is the first step to learning how to just.let.go. So even though I’m not truly loving the class as much as the previous levels, I, too, will courageously continue on the path of my discomfort zone and see where I come out at.

  2. I’m so glad you found it helpful, Allison. I agree that learning to let go of routine and control can be very scary. Savor the opportunity to practice doing just that in the safety of the studio so that being able to step into that sweet spot of flow will start to make its way into your day to day life. Stick with it and, given time, you may even come to look forward with joy to the letting go into freestyle. xo, Cathy

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