What would it be like to put it down
the regrets, the anger, the guilt
the time lost and deeds undone,
the wishing things to be different.
For there is no controlling what is done or cannot be changed.
Unwind yourself from this judgment, this fate,
and let it be independent from all that you are.
It need not define or tether your every move.
Breathe in deep and let it out,
Let your heart beat its song of wholeness,
and step lighter into this moment.
I recently wrote a blog for Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy about how we can learn to work with mental and emotional burdens (persistent thoughts of past regret, trauma, or future angst that permeate our daily presence and interfere with how we live). To read this post visit http://pryt.com/2014/05/become-a-yoga-therapist/putting-load/
Also, I’ve included a short focus meditation to go along with this blog post. You might find this meditation useful in helping to identify and process recurring thoughts which carry the weight of burden. Link below to give it a try.