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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Wait It Out

By Arlene Corwin

You do a pose.
It feels awful, incomplete, a strain.
Wait several minutes if you can.
Shift. Modify. Shift again.
To wait it out will get you there.
To wait it out will get you where
You need to be, the pose fulfilled
But always open to refinement.
As you know, nothing is final,
Each adjustment
Leading to a bonus:
Consciousness distributed,
Continually feeling for more,
More and more,
The more resulting in the new -
A different you.

So if you’re able, wait it out.
The wait itself, wed to your nature,
Has a future unexpected;
Progress in the mind and brain;
New synapses, new power
Over limb and fears.
Wait it out. The clime of waiting
Is exciting:
Minutes, years –
It’s all the same.


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Comments

That is excellent advice, except for the minutes, years, all the same. My candle is low, so waiting at this age is quite difficult. Don't those people realize that?
Well someday they will be in the same situation, ha ha.

I liked this very much. I felt it pertained to more than a 'pose', especially relating to one's own growth of mind and consciousness. Tho I am considering picking up yoga again! With a good teacher, it feels wonderful, right away. Thank you.

To Joanne: Yes, they'll all be the same situation.

To Suz: Of course it pertains to more than a pose. Of course it pertains to mind and consciousness - their growth. Do pick up yoga again - with or without a good teacher. Take what you can from the 'anybody' in front of you. You'll always gain.

My best advice:
Waiting always has to do with seconds and minutes. We're such a restless lot. Whatever you're doing - whenever...if you notice that you're restless or hungry, wait it out. Everything passes in time - comfort and discomfort.

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