The Space Between…
It doesn’t seem that long ago, that I graduated from college. My four scholarship-funded years at Colorado State University were transforming and as I packed up to move to California, I felt as if I had arrived. Or so I thought.
I recently returned from the East Coast after moving my youngest child into his freshman dorm. At the same time, my 22-year old daughter graduated and moved back home. She got her dream job along with 10-12 hour work days . Both my kids had arrived. Or so they thought.
It took me many years and chapters in my life, to learn that there is no point in life at which I am Done. Of which I have Arrived. There’s no great accomplishment, that won’t be followed by the next great goal, the next great dream. It’s a flowing cycle of beginning and ending, exploring and discovering. I’ve tried to teach my children what my asana practice has taught me, the time spent moving between the poses is just as important as the time spent in the pose. You should embrace both times: the celebratory days of your accomplishments when you’re at the top of the mountain, the messy, character building days when you want to throw in the towel as well as the space and time in between. Along the way, you get to work, rest and play because you can’t wait until you are Done…..
So, to all of us who are experiencing a transitory time in our lives, remember we get to have both, savor both. Enjoy the ebb and flow of the celebratory times, the messy times and the space in-between.