Pull it towards you

I took a trip, “work trip” Scouting new locations for Yoga Retreats in France.  We stayed at a lovely Chateau in Southwest France. Chateau de Bardouly.  The owners of the Chateau did a beautiful job restoring and preserving this magnificent place.   All the comforts of modern living and yet I felt I was stepping back in time.

Original floors, doors, windows, shutters and hardware (knobs and hinges) It was stunning.  Roses, wisteria and ivy crawled up and over these window’s and doors.  Rosemary and lavender hedges framed our walking paths that sprawled around the grounds.  Birds sang wildly as the sun rose and jack rabbits and red squirrels jumped through the daisy filled grass.

Early one morning I made my way down the large staircase and towards the kitchen, looking forward to my first cup of coffee.  When I arrived the thick, dark kitchen door was closed.  I tried turning the ancient loose knob and it would catch the latch on the other side to let me in. ( All the doors and knobs in the chateau have a mind of their own)

I took a trip, “work trip”  Scouting new locations for Yoga Retreats in France.  We stayed at a lovely Chateau in Southwest France. Chateau de Bardouly.  The owners of the Chateau did a beautiful job restoring and preserving this magnificent place.   All the comforts of modern living and yet I felt I was stepping back in time.

Original floors, doors, windows, shutters and hardware (knobs and hinges) It was stunning.  Roses, wisteria and ivy crawled up and over these window’s and doors.  Rosemary and lavender hedges framed our walking paths that sprawled around the grounds.  Birds sang wildly as the sun rose and jack rabbits and red squirrels jumped through the daisy filled grass.

Early one morning I made my way down the large staircase and towards the kitchen, looking forward to my first cup of coffee.  When I arrived the thick, dark kitchen door was closed.  I tried turning the ancient loose knob and it would catch the latch on the other side to let me in. ( All the doors and knobs in the chateau have a mind of their own)

Wanting to be careful (I didn’t want to break anything) I tried again and again to open the door. Wiggling and wiggling, moving the knob in all directions hoping I could get the door open.

I started to become a little frustrated but didn’t want to give up. (this trip was a big lesson in not giving up when face with resistance)  So I kept trying.  I thought “well maybe the door is just stuck”  I started pushing on the door and using my yoga to remain calm.  (remember I haven’t had my coffee yet)  Pushing and pushing I thought “this has to work”  It didn’t budge!

Then I paused, breathed, listened and remembered.

Resistance is a beautiful lesson.   It makes you feel vulnerable and sometimes even scared. It makes you pause for a moment and gives you the opportunity to change you perspective and you old ways of doing something.

In that moment  heard clearly ” pull it towards you”  I reached for the know and gently pulled the grand door towards me and it opened, opened with ease and I entered in.  Namaste’ Your Blissful Blogger – Toni

2 replies
  1. Mayme says:

    There are lessons everyday! I believe I have had this same lesson multiple times……talk about stepping back in time.

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