Who are we when we’re under pressure? This is one of the many questions our practice answers.
I notice in my own life that when my practice becomes difficult, it is because I am making my life harder than it needs to be. So, I work through some stuff on the mat. Go through a little struggle. A little pain. A little doubt.
And so long as I am diligent, I know because I have seen it countless times before, eventually the clouds do part. I find a little more ease. A little more grace. A little more strength. And not only my practice, but my entire life seems lighter.
Who are you under pressure? Or rather should I say, who do you want to be under pressure? Your answer may become your greatest practice.