There is something to be said about not just being present with our suffering, but actively pursuing it, to asking “what is this experience teaching me?”
My own experience with anxiety has been the gift to create the life I want, the gift that brought me to yoga and allows me to reach an audience with my truth (whether it’s through writing or teaching) and help my students. After all, “who better,” Seane Corn often says about teaching a certain population, “who better to teach drug addicts if you’re a drug addict?” Like the lovely Jess Boylston-Fagonde says, “you want to know who your target audience is? Just look in the mirror, because it’s you.”
It all comes down to this quote by Rumi: “What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest. I could explain this, but it will break the glass cover on your heart, and there’s no fixing that.”
Are you willing to break the glass cover?