We Can’t Control the World, but We Can Control Ourselves
(if we’re lucky…)
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we are not in control; the illusions we construct to convince ourselves otherwise are just that; and our attempts to maintain control can cause a lot of suffering. The acceptance of uncertainty is a crucial part of evolution as humans – and as much as it sucks, it’s necessary for growth & inner peace.
The empowering thing is that, if we’re lucky, we can control ourselves. Those of us who have experienced deep suffering understand that even self-control is illusory! There are levels of pain that can strip us to the mercy of our experience, to pure survival, in which we cannot control our circumstances or even our response to them.
And some of us have experienced firsthand that what we think is our nature & character is also volatile! What we have always been able to rely on as our inner constructs are just that: constructs, that can be altered – totally out of our control – by hormones, chemicals, and physical vulnerabilities.
With so much vulnerability and uncertainty, how can we find safety & comfort? As the world around us shakes, where do we find our inner peace?
One way to both face the frightening reality of not having control – and gain more control & clarity within ourselves – is Yoga! In Yoga, we practice not knowing what’s coming next… and leaning into that uncertainty.
We learn how to keep our balance when we’re shaky, and how to keep our breath smooth & steady as we’re being challenged. We become adept at staying cool in the midst of fire.
Yoga helps us face parts of ourselves we may not like and sit in the discomfort of our own minds. We practice finding stillness in the noise, calm in the storm, and being ok with quiet.
Yoga empowers us to realize that we actually don’t need constant distraction to busy our minds. That we are enough, just as we are; and that as we develop a better relationship with ourselves, we’re better able to navigate the world around us.
Learn how you can put Yoga to work more powerfully, deeply, and richly than just taking classes. By investing in Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), you’re not just gaining a certificate (and the skills to back it up) to teach. You’re committing to a journey of self-exploration and evolution that can change the world – by changing yourself.
YTT will teach you how Yoga is so much more than just creating shapes with the body – and give you the background knowledge to see how it can transform lives. It will give you a better understanding of how we all tick, and how we can be our best selves in this crazy world.
We can’t control external circumstances, but we can hope to control our responses to them, especially with the tool of Yoga under our belts. Join us to understand how this all works, and how you can integrate this knowledge.