1 hour ago
Turn the light out, say goodnight.
No thinking for a little while.
Let's not try to figure out everything at once.
It's hard to keep track of you, falling through the sky.
We're half awake, in a fake empire.
| “Fake Empire”, The National |
My practice is suffering big time lately. My work hours have been unpredictable, extremely long, and not conducive to any sort of routine. Some weeks, I’m able to practice 6 days a week. Other weeks, only 3. I’m swinging wildly between long, strong practices and the bare minimum. My body doesn’t feel great and my mind is unsettled.
It’s hard for a goal-driven person like myself to ease up on the pursuit of progress in my practice. Always pushing to make that asana deeper and better aligned, that lift higher and stronger, and getting closer to moving on to the next pose. This current situation definitely tests me.
You know what though? The practice isn’t going anywhere. It’s a rock for me, something I can always go back to. Work will settle down eventually, and my love for the practice will weather this tough time. For now, I’m going to try and focus on keeping a consistent practice, no matter what it looks like. Progress will happen when it happens. at Dublin, Ireland