Calm Steady Center

Weekly Challenge (Omwork) – I’ve taught in a variety of settings over the last 13+ years…gyms, rec centers, corporate offices, dance studios, clubhouses, churches, and outdoor events. They all have their challenges whether it be the size of the space, temperature, noise level, type of flooring/grass/sand, and even the elements (wind, rain, thunder, and lightening). I do my best to “go with the flow”, to stay calm and undisturbed…most days successfully but some days unsuccessfully.

When everything is exactly the way we like it, it’s easy to remain calm, but what about when we are in an uncomfortable situation? We can not control most people, situations, and our environment. The only thing we can control is how we react, or maybe we choose not to react. This is when our personal spiritual growth occurs, honing our skills of patience, tolerance, and acceptance. The next time a person or situation annoys you (there is a loud sound during a yoga class, or someone comes in very late and noisily unrolls their mat right next to yours), use this as an opportunity to practice these qualities and traits.

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