I am having one of those days where I wonder if I have taken on too much. My muscles are sore. My elbow has been acting up and I have been diagnosed with medial epicondyilitis which is basically an overuse injury which results in inflammation of the tendons as they attach to the bony protrusion of the inside elbow. I admit PMS may be a factor in my state of mind. (This may have been pointed out by my husband…he is still alive currently..lol)
So, why would I choose to sit down and write today? I am wondering that myself as I sit here, but I know that the Chrysalis journey is one of transformation. It represents a stage of growth and it isn’t always pretty or positive. Sometimes, it just is.
It is recognizing that I may need to build up my forearm strength to progress. It is taking an afternoon to nap. It is acknowledging what I have done and accomplished thus far. It is certainty that I will continue to move forward. It is also allowing my vision to shift and alter with my experiences. It is accepting that the birthday performances may be more dancing/burlesque and less aerial if this elbow continues to bother me. It is what it is.
Reflecting on this, I am amazed at how much my yoga practice informs me and reminds me to stay in the NOW. Bear witness to the beauty of this growth stage.