Could it be?
Is yoga actually making me nicer, and more patient?
Is yoga making me a better person?
You tell me:
Last night I got home, and my husband, Josh, had made some pasta.
I was super excited, but when I went to go eat it I found out that instead of normal pasta, he used Vermicelli (aka: really thin white rice noodles, normally in Thai dishes). It was a blend of East meets West. Thai meets Italian.
I started to get really mad, because I had been putting off buying groceries since we didn’t have any money, but today I had gone and done a huge grocery trip, under the trust that the money will show up...and the knowledge that I need food to survive. Anyways, I came home to find Thai/Italian food, and got mad that he was wasting food, because he didn’t look in the next cupboard over for the real pasta.
Then it was like a little light switch went on inside of me.
I suddenly realized that I was overreacting, and that REALLY, who gives a crap? IT’S PASTA! I told him I was sorry, and that I was just super grateful that he had come home and made dinner in the first place, since I know he’s exhausted from working all day.
We laughed, we ate, we watched a ridiculous movie, and I went to sleep happy.
In some ways it felt like some crazy ‘Incredible Hulk’ shift in reverse.
I feel and see shifts all around me now, like when I’m upset or feeling anxious, it’s a LOT easier now to just ‘decide’ that I’m not going to feel like that anymore.
I’m more aware of how I’m feeling, how I’m moving, and how I’m breathing on a moment to moment basis.
So, when it comes down to it...YES! Yoga is absolutely making me a better person?