To all the brave spirits who live or have lived with injuries and/or chronic pain, my greatest amount of compassion to you. I've been challenged with most things in my daily life recently due to a wrist injury that I've had for sometime, but has worsened, disabling the use of my right wrist for most things right now. I'm unable to work for a bit, drum, do any yoga that uses my right hand, it affects opening things, typing, picking things up, etc. It's incredible to have the greatest of things that feed my soul affected by one injury in a place in the body I never realized I use for almost everything.
This is when the true practice of yoga comes into action; non-attachment, non-judgment, rather truly understanding we are not the body. Responding to these challenges that come our way with as much grace and mindfulness as we can to decrease pain and eliminate suffering. Responding vs. reacting is the biggest challenge. I'm human so it affects that part of me daily, but it's also an experiment to see how much joy and creativity I can cultivate through this. Also feeling like I'm 3 years old again, learning to train my left hand to be the dominate one is rather humorous. We truly do create our own suffering and our own joy. This life is a practice in how we show up to our challenges, learning and growing, continuously being better than our previous selves. With love.