I have this really amazing playlist I made for my yoga practice. It’s not ocean sounds and birds chirping like you would imagine (although, I love that too and need the zen sometimes as well). This particular list has songs like:
Holla Back Girl
We Can’t Stop
I’m So Fancy
You know, just your basic ‘gettin’ into it’ music. Anyway, I am who I am and I like a little funk and pop while I fold into a pretzel sometimes.
In the middle of my side crow pose, We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus came on.
Now, what do me and Miley Cyrus have in common you may be wondering?! Not a damn thing. Except the lyric:
We run things, Things don’t run we
It hit me then that my things: whether it is my material possessions, stress, guilt, shame, fear, frustration, other people’s behaviors, finances: have all been ‘running’ me for far too long.
In truth, I AM THE ONE WHO RUNS THINGS, not the other way around. I am taking the power back to my center. I am taking control back over my heart and mind. I am choosing what I do and what I allow in.
This shifting is monumental and also necessary for change.
So, thank you Miley for allowing me to get deeper into my poses, have some fun while I sweat, and reminding me that it is WE who run things.