In his poem The Road Not Taken (included below), Robert Frost relates to our struggles when making decisions, and wondering if the path we choose will be the best one. Decisions are part of everyday life and it is imperative that once we make up our minds, we let go of the option or options we didn’t pick, and we just move forward with what we have. This is one of the examples of staying in the present that we practice in yoga while on the mat, and that we can take with us in our everyday life!
Of course, staying in the present doesn’t mean that we don’t plan or think about the future, or that we don’t learn from our past lessons. But just as Robert Frost so beautifully writes in his poem, once we choose we know that is very unlikely, if not impossible, that we will be able to go back and walk the not chosen path. Trusting our decision and moving forward with the full confidence that it is the best we can do will help reduce anxiety and will keep our focus on our intention.
The Road Not Taken
By Robert Frost