I’m about to get all Sci-Fi geek on you, but I promise if you stick with me, it’ll make sense. Ready?
One of my favorite shows is Stargate. (Oh, don’t roll your eyes at me.) On Stargate, there is a race of people known as the Ancients. The Ancients are human but have been around for a thousands of years. However, if you search the universe, you’re not likely to actually find an Ancient. The reason is that they learned how to ascend from their physical bodies to a more spiritual form.
Recently, I watched an episode where a character was faced with learning how to ascend or die. (I’ll spare you all of the details because I know you’re probably thinking, what? Plus, I could spend all day talking about this show.) In order to ascend, he had to learn how to release his mind, make peace with things, and just let go. For him, this was hard. He was a scientist and his mind was never still. So, instead of trying to learn how to mentally learn how to ascend, he tried to find a scientific way to get to where he wanted. Only when he learned how to let go, did he find the solutions to his problems.
While I watched this episode, I couldn’t help but think how very like this character I am. My mind is never still. I ALWAYS NEED A RATIONAL explanation for just about everything. Then, I started to think about how hard this past month has been for me. There are things in my life I doubt I ever get an explanation for. My emotions have been all over the place, and I have found myself feeling frustrated and getting upset over stupid things that normally wouldn’t bother me.
That’s when I realized that I need to learn how to release my mind. I need to make peace with several things. I need to let my mind go sometimes. Only then, will I learn to my own path to a better way of being.
I’ve always relied on more physical ways of working out to help me mentally, but I admit, they just aren’t working for me right now. So, I need something new. Something different. Something that will not only work out my body, but also work out my mind.
I’ve decided I’m going to give yoga a try. (I’m still going to do other things as well.) Yes, I know I’ve said that yoga usually makes me angry, but I admit that I need to try something. So, I’m going to try yoga. At least once a week. The only thing I promise for now is to try not to think about how I should have shaved my legs while I’m turned upside down with my head hanging between my knees or something. I will learn to let my mind go sometimes.
If you’re finding yourself frustrated/annoyed/fed up with your current routine. Or if what you normally do to help your mental well-being just isn’t working. Try something new. I’ve heard this many times, and I’ve even tried it myself before and I promise you it works.
I think I’ve found my path to “ascension”… what will yours be?