Broken convictions

August 10, 2020

It’s incredible how we dare to think that some circumstances would never happen in our lives. How arrogant or naive can we be?

I used to think that I would never have a broken bone in my body. Six years ago this proved to be wrong. It cost me one false step in doing a pirouette in ballet to keep me at home for three months and more endless physiotherapy sessions. Not to mention paying through the nose just to guarantee I would be taken care by the best doctor in town. Successful surgery, may I also point out.

As much as I am aware that balance in life requires opposites to attract such as black and white or sadness and happiness, when it comes to face the down side of reality it can be pretty harsh to deal with.

I grew up absorbing convictions from my surrounds about what I should or should not do; what is right or wrong; the do’s and don’ts. It’s not easy to release us from them as we get attached to certain beliefs. At the same time our ego becomes the boss by its own right. But the only way out is to identify these demons and cope with them.

I also see that I now have the opportunity to wisely apply some of the principles we are supposed to learn from yoga. Which can also be taught by other philosophies or even just by becoming older and wiser. There’s nothing more gratifying than the wisdom that comes with time passing by.


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