I had a really hard time writing my last blog post about letting go. As I began to write it, I noticed that I was struggling with letting go of many things. It was hard to pick just one example of letting go and write a coherent piece. So, I picked the incident with the delayed Amtrak train. I also decided that I needed a few more blog posts over the next few weeks (and perhaps months) to explore the concept of detachment (letting go of my attachments) more deeply.
I am a hot mess when things don't go my way. I'm a planner. I have a very analytical mind, and enjoy spending hours with spreadsheets, calendars, and other planning tools. I love making my lists, and checking off the tasks I accomplish. I don't very much like it when things go off script.
The yoga sutras teach that my problem is one of attachment. I have an idea of what I want, and I get attached to it.
Crystal Moore began her wellness quest in 2003 after being diagnosed with lupus. Her quest has led her to embrace yoga, faith, exercise, healthy eating, and relationships. Share her journey.