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Transformation Magazine|November 2020
We can challenge ourselves to reach out even when it’s uncomfortable.
Mary Boutieller

The autumn season is upon us and cooler weather brushes up against the still warm days. For me, the last couple of weeks have been quiet ones as I continue to contemplate all that is going on in our world.

When we sit with discomfort, when we move toward instead of away from unease, it gives us a chance to dig down through the multiple layers of our lives. When we linger in the muck of uncertainty and allow it to marinate for just a little while, we start to sense that there may be more to it than meets the eye.

The idea of neither attaching to nor pushing away, but instead observing, is deeply rooted in yoga teachings, yet sometimes hard to practice in our daily lives. It is certainly easier to “push away”, yet we all know when something isn’t settled, isn’t resolved. It’s like a pesky gnat that just won’t go away. We may put it aside, knowing that we aren’t getting anywhere, and that’s okay. Sometimes our growth needs space to come fully to the surface.

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