The last few weeks of my life have been one lesson after another about control. God has been reminding me that He is in control; I am not. Some of the lessons are breathtakingly beautiful. Others are harder to accept. But they all lead to the same place. I can let go, and let God. Or I can resist the blessings He wants to bring in His way at His time.
"Attachment is that which follows identification with pleasurable experiences. Aversion is that which follows identification with painful experiences." (Yoga Sutras 2:7-8)
I have been blessed to meet several kindred spirits. United by common backgrounds, interests, and perspectives, we have formed especially intimate bonds. Sophia was a kindred spirit I met in high school. She and I shared a passion for writing. Throughout senior year of high school, we wrote 10-page missives back and forth to one another, sharing our hopes, joys, anxieties and other matters of teenage angst. In college, I met Suriya, who
My heart was so full of joy this week, there wasn’t much room for anger. Oh, there were plenty of things that went wrong—torrential downpours that left me drenched for hours, missed buses which required waiting 20 minutes for the next one. But I was able to shrug my shoulders after each incident and move on, saying to myself “O well, there’s nothing you can do about 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.