After writing “Empty,” which posted on August 16, 2010, I completely let it all go—the feelings of emptiness which both surprised and pervaded me when we moved the twins into their very own bedroom, next to ours.
So as I continue to get compassionate and kind posts and emails about “Empty” from sweet readers, and students stop me in the studio to talk about “Empty,” explaining that they too went through a similar thing, my initial reaction goes something like this: “Huh? What are they talking about?”
I’ve already moved on and beyond. Let go of those painful emotions that enveloped my being that night.
The twins are happy in their room–two pals hanging out together–and I’m happy to have our room back.
It just feels right, and good.
What is so amazing and miraculous to me about this is that I can now so quickly “let ‘things’ go.”
Oh, my Sisters, in years past—pre Yoga—I held on, and tight.
You’d never have known it, but Girl, I was storing it all up inside, which is obviously not a good thing.
What’s the “it” to which I refer? What was I storing up—not letting go of?
Whatever. Nothing. Everything.
A wise friend once told me, “Don’t hold it in, Taylor, even if it’s a little thing. Little things all add up—like little pieces of confetti—and they matter.”
And oh, was my friend right. Everything matters. Holding anything in causes dis-ease, eventually.
I smile as I think back to my very first yoga class—to my response when my teacher said, “Let it go. Let go of everything. Hold on to nothing.”
I thought to myself “What is he talking about? Let what go?”
So to me, this is a miracle. That I could literally have the response of not having the slightest idea to what people are referring to re. “Empty.”
And I owe it all to my practice.
Because of my practice, I am able to effortlessly let things go.
Feel them first, of course, but then quickly and easily let them go.
And if this is possible for this Super-mom, Super-people, it’s possible for you.
If you get on your mat.
Miracles happen every single day.