Cha cha cha changin'...

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. - Albert Einstein

Big changes are happening right now.  I feel butterflies in the stomach, topsy turvy, oh-my-goodness-what-did-I-do feelings but I just have to remind myself that it is a-okay.  Whenever big changes happen - falling in love, getting married, buying a home, starting a new job, having a baby (no, it's not the last one for me) - life is bound to feel a little crazy, a little exciting.  When these feelings come up, you have to go with them, live in them, own them, or you can never move through them.

In yoga, when you get to a pose and it is difficult, uncomfortable, and you want to give up, you just breathe.  When you breathe through the moment and into the sticky icky parts, you set yourself free to experience the fullness of the pose, and the fullness of life.  And, as my darling teacher says, if it still sucks, make yourself laugh.  Think of something that is truly hilarious - but gusting, rolling on the floor funny.  Go ahead, do it.  Now do that during the tough times - not so tough now, huh?  Sometimes laughter truly is the best medicine of all.  When the going gets tough, the tough get to laughing.

“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” -Mark Twain

So, I am breathing and laughing through it all.  Living in the now, feeling what I feel, riding the ride, and making peace.  Because, when it comes down to it, I have my breath, my life, and a pretty wicked sense of humor for good measure.