sometimes the thing is physical
in this case, a hook in my face.
but much more often the thing causing pain is not physical.
it is the stress all of us are experiencing as we read the news daily.
or the difficult position at work, or trying to find work.
it may be the numbers: bank accounts, performance goals, scales.
very often it is navigating our relationships, with others or with ourselves. anger, sadness, hurt.
it may be something you can’t pinpoint or don’t want to address or can’t name.
whatever it is, we can try to breathe. to calm ourselves. to engage with it in healthy ways.
i found myself in tears at the end of yoga yesterday, heavy with thoughts, grateful for the darkness and the sweat working as camouflage.
similarly, i was pretty nearly about to lose my shit in this photo. but that wouldn’t have gotten the hook out. 😏
i’m not great at getting unstuck, but i try.
if you have a sec listen to: Pema Chodron Getting Unstuck, she also calls it Getting Unhooked. (google it)
photo captured by @_cammcleod_ during our recent fishing trip in Kamchatka with @columbia1938, you won’t see this behind the scenes part in the video, but you will see a lot of other dopeness! hope you can check it out. ✨☺️