Once again, this year, I was privileged enough to be invited to lead the yoga program for the Temenos Retreat for Women with cancer. What an honour. I have never seen so many women with so much gumption to take life head on. They truly are there to teach the rest of us how to live, how to deal with life, and how to overcome the self pity that plagues us all at some time or another.
We must all remember to do the things that we need to do, and then just sit back and observe, not judge, not try and influence, just observe, and let the others do what they need to do. When the proper channels are open, when the mind is open, the body is open, it is incredible how much life will work out the way that you need it to. We have to be open to receiving, to be open to create the life we want, despite the obstacles that will come to us all. Different obstacles for all, but we all have them. It is how we deal with those obstacles that makes the difference between the person who manages to lead their life with success, and those who perish in self pity.
Live life – enjoy it – do not despair those things over which we have no control.