The path isn’t always smooth, is it?
Back in December I was out for a jog in Rock Creek. I know I’ve told you before, I don’t like running with distractions….but there are just times when life distracts us. This day in particular was one of those distracted days.
As I was jogging, I was building this false narrative in my head. You know the kind, right? I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this, we’re all human. Anyway, I took a situation I was in, and just built this entirely false story around that situation. Here I was, creating and fabricating this really damaging and detrimental falsehood as I was jogging along.
And then it happened. My foot hit some uneven dirt, I rolled my ankle really badly and I went crashing down, flat on my face. I limped back to my car with embarrassment, got home, and sure enough, it was crutches for the weekend and then ice and an ankle brace for the next couple of months.
So, not my finest moment, not even in the slightest. However, although embarrassing, that experience has really helped me bring awareness to the false narratives that I sometimes create. That experience has helped me notice more clearly when I am creating something in my head that is fundamentally untrue…and I think the noticing, the awareness, is helping me be better in this area. Certainly, I’m not cured...I don’t think any of us will ever be, but I have been more aware and more able to notice when I’m creating falsehoods and more skillful at pulling myself out of it.
Dear friends, can we find a little more awareness in the false narratives we’re building in our heads this week? Can we notice, step back, and recognize when we’re building something that doesn’t serve us or those around us?
The path isn’t always smooth, but sometimes the bumps are the help we need to notice and change.
I hope you have an amazing week dear friends.
Krista is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She has an online studio with all sorts of different class types!