"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are." - Chinese Proverb
Wow, this one hit home tonight, and hard. It really made me think about the times I allow myself to stress out....it is all about what, how , or who and my thoughts on the control of all of the above.
And then I think about the times, I allow life to happen with no struggles, no "fixing" , just being.
Sometimes before we perform I start to get a little antsy ( it really is that thinking about who/how I should be on stage) but when I breathe and think about just having fun.......the real Jilda appears.
One of my best friends played with John Denver for several years......he told me that John always reminded the band to have fun.....now I do that too. I remind myself, that music is fun, to have fun performing and when it is no longer fun, it's time to go home.
Actually, I remind myself about John's advice to my friend quite often.......I figure if I am not having fun teaching yoga, then I need to go home. At this stage in my life, I figure most things should be fun, and if not......then I need to rethink why I am doing them.
Tension, just for a few moments think about the times you get tense......then think about how wonderful it is when you feel relaxed. Of course, now I am thinking this brings it all back to the Dr. Dyer quote, "you get what you think about, whether you want it or not"
So, letting go of tension, relaxing and being ourselves......isn't that what our moms told us years ago.......just be yourself! I find myself saying that phrase pretty often too......just be yourself.
Relax.......be yourself.......I think it deserves one more acknowledgement......Relax.....be yourself.