The Splits: Letting Go of Plan B.

The splits (Hanumanasana), is one of my favorite postures. One foot in front, one foot behind, with my root connected with the floor.

It’s my safety pose; I feel secure.

I do the splits in life, too. I keep one foot in the past and one foot in the future, just so I know: I can always go back if it doesn’t work out.

Plan A in front of me.
Plan B behind me.

I can’t walk around in the splits though. I can’t move forward. I’m only able to stay right where I am.

Sure, it’s a good stretch, but at some point I have to come out of it, otherwise, I’ll overstretch and walking will become difficult, painful even.

In the past five months, I’ve gone through quite a few life changes and I’m on the precipice of completely letting go of my Plan B.

As scary as it is, I realize, I don’t need to hold on to it. If I want to move into the future, I can’t hold onto it.

It’s impossible to walk two paths at once.

I have to make a choice: remain paused in fear, staring at the past and the future. Or, I can choose to face my toes and my fear in the same direction, and walk on.

But, what happens if it doesn’t work out? What then?

There’s always another path, but I have to move forward for the next path to become visible.

I do love the splits, but I guess I’ll save them for the yoga mat from now on. ~Rebecca


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