“Honor the space between no longer and not yet.”
Over the course of the past two weeks, I have hit “The Wall”. “The Wall” is a well known term with endurance athletes. It is a sudden and overwhelming feeling of running out of energy. You are running or riding along at what seems like a manageable pace, then seemingly without warning your legs become heavy and then a body-wide feeling of fatigue and sometimes dizziness sets in which forces you to stop.
Anyone that knows me, knows that I’m not a marathon runner. However this year you could say that I have been running an endurance marathon. A year of endings. A year of transition. A year where I have had to let go of what no longer serves me and surrender to the unknown.
What does my wall feel like…
I awoke two Saturday’s ago in Houston with every muscle in my body aching as sharp pains shot through my shoulders and neck. I went to a deep tissue massage therapist who concluded “You are tense!”. Do you think?!? Throughout this year, I have had these moments. This is what my body feels like as it is releasing the old stories and old memories around control. I knew the pain was short term as my body, mind, and spirit were releasing the old fear story of needing to “have a plan” and instead learning to “trust the unknown”. This is not the first time I’ve been in the transition zone. So what do I do in the transition zone?
I surrender by stopping, relaxing, and dancing.
What transition have you been going through this year?