“God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can and Wisdom to know the difference.” This is part of a longer prayer but it has sufficed as thought for contemplation for many years.
Yesterday, it struck me that it was a perfect prayer to be in the moment. Abhyasa and Vairagyam at work, an easy reminder to bring myself to the present moment and let go.
As of today, asana practice is like this for me. There are many poses I cannot do and that is a reality. What I can do is practice sincerely which is the small change I can bring in my life. Between these two spaces there is a natural sensibility which is accessible to me if I let go.