Discomfort, can you introduce me to stillness?

I’m not alone.

My email inbox has been lighting up with new messages following last week’s blog post “Shift happens…how will you handle it”. It seems this blog post resonated with a number of you.

I was doubting myself. I was insecure about articulating my thoughts.   I felt very fortunate that so many of you would take the time to read my post and share your journey with me.

As I listened to your stories, I felt the need to offer inspiring solutions back. It’s my job to have all of the answers right? I realized it was the discomfort of not having the answers that was troubling me.

I do not have all the answers but this is what I know to be true; a part of the journey is learning to sit with the discomfort.

When we practice yoga, we have to learn to sit with the discomfort of the yoga posture before we can move to stillness. We have to move into stillness before we can find full expression of the posture. It’s a continual cycle that repeats……it’s the journey of self-realization.

We can chose to move around, change or avoid the discomfort. All of these remedies will ease our current feelings but will not change the outcome.

If we want to travel the journey of self-realization we need to listen and feel the discomfort. When we become still, I believe the answers will become clear.

For me, it is my Bikram Yoga practice that offers me a glimpse of stillness. I need to practice learning to live with the discomfort so that I might see clearly details of my self -realization journey.

How do you manage through the discomfort? Where do you find stillness in your day to day life? Share your thoughts with me and others below so we might benefit from your wisdom and experience. I believe we can learn a lot from each other.

2016-11-21T13:25:31+00:00 By |Blog, Front-page-posts|

About the Author:

Amy is an entrepreneur with a passion for whole-body fitness. Her training expertise includes Original Hot Yoga, Inferno Hot Pilates, wellness, business best practices, leadership, training and executive coaching. She is the owner of Bikram Yoga Lake Norman., Pathforward Acadamy and is the founder and creator of HOT 26+ Teacher Training. She has practiced Yoga for over 20 years and became a certified Bikram Yoga Instructor in 2012.


  1. Jill Brown September 24, 2015 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    How wonderful it is to finally discover a higher power and believe I am loved and I can find acceptance and peace with myself and others. I (most the time) am able to look beyond my selfishness and to be of service to someone else. I’m learning to live life on life’s terms and “To thine self be true”.

    • Amy September 26, 2015 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      A beautiful and eloquent reminder! Yes, we are all beautifully and wonderfully made by our creator. To know and accept this is one of life’s greatest gifts to ourselves. Peace be with you!

  2. Lindsey September 29, 2015 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful blog. I love how you touched on the continual cycle of discomfort to stillness. I was reflecting on this exact thought this morning, as I shared on my Facebook page. On this rainy morning, after journaling and yoga, this blog reinforced my thoughts 🙂

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