On Removing Obstacles.

Via on Oct 19, 2011

I have been traveling around the U.S. talking to people about the cities they live in and why they love them. I am in Austin, my fourth city. I have been here for three weeks, and I just came to a realization about the removal of obstacles.

I was in East Side Yoga, looking around at the malas. I had just recently come to the idea that my practice, like my project, had been too restrictive, and as I opened myself up to the possibility of random occurrence, I began to see my project differently. I had decided to begin a meditation practice in earnest to expand on this shift.

I was reading the descriptions of the various types of malas, when I came across the description, “remover of obstacles”. I burst out laughing and picked up the mala the line had described. What a funny image, I thought. The only obstacle that has been in my way has been me.

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About Sara Young

Sara Young is a writer, artist, cyclist, amateur yogi, and avid poetry appreciator. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Sara is presently living in Bellingham, WA., making art, writing, and riding her bike along the bay every chance she gets. She is the owner of Your Badass Heart, a company whose mission it is to help people creatively engage in their lives.

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