Do you have a question in your life that you wish you had an answer for but struggle to find? I have, there is a question I keep asking the universe and spin in my mind trying to understand but have yet to come up with an answer or explanation. In many religious traditions as well as in the study of the Yoga Sutras it is said that our attachment to finding all the answers is the source of our own suffering.
In my case my spinning of why is actually making me feel worse and stuck. Our theme for the month at Tranquil Space, where I teach, has been surrender. Along with that theme I read a poem this week in my classes, "Black-Eyed Susans" by Danna Faulds, which ends with these lines:
Answers not found in the
fresh faces of the flowers
are simply not worth seeking.
When this question of mine has come up this week I have recited these lines to myself, as logically I know the answer I seek is not easily found nor understood but my heart is struggling. The question instead I have been asking my heart is, is it really worth seeking? I won't find the answer in the "fresh faces of the flowers" so it is time to surrender it to the universe and allow myself to move forward. Easier said than done but isn't that part of the lesson?
I am a DC based yoga teacher, wife, mother of two kids and three animals who is using yoga both on and off the mat to find balance.