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Break Down the Walls

Have you seen the houses that have giant privacy fences around them? The eight foot tall metal or wooden fences are to protect the people within the house from the "bad people", right? It also means that they are shielding themselves from the "good people" as well. Building your security fence means that the people you love are left on the outside waiting for your permission to enter. How long will they wait there? When will you notice them?

Looking at your life, have you built a privacy fence around your emotions? Have you created an armor to protect yourself because you refuse to be hurt like that again? Is it possible that you are so focused on protecting yourself that you are missing out on opportunities of joy and happiness?

Instead of living in the frustration and having that energy carry over into every aspect of your day. Acknowledge your frustration and then try to look at the situation differently. Remember that this is a practice, changing your mindset takes practice just like conquering Bakasana (Crow Pose) takes practice on your mat. It's not going to happen overnight, you will need to continue to tune into your body and the way in which you react in any given situation. When I feel the energy of frustration in my body I try to have a moment of thankfulness to help lead my mind down the positive path. "Damn, this sucks! BUT I'm thankful that I have keys to a beautiful house, a car that always starts and gets me where I need to go. It's only going to get better from here."