Think back to something that you experienced that left an imprint on your being. We all have plenty of them, it's what helps to make us grow and become better, wiser human beings. I tell this story often to my yoga students when the class is being interrupted by some kind of sound (like construction or traffic outside, etc.) that's usually not there.
Then it hit me...I could continue to be frustrated and confused as to what the noise was and how it was bugging the bajiggity out of me, or I could just LET IT GO. So I did. As the noise cackled on, I brought my attention back to how the sunset was glowing against the gentle ripples of the water creating a river of golden shimmer. I took my sunglasses off so that I could close my eyes and feel the warmth of it's rays on my entire face. I sat down and just took in as much of the experience as I could, all while letting go of that wretched sound. It worked. I climbed off of that raft in that Thai river with quite a beautiful lesson.
What experience can you think of that has imprinted you with a beautiful life lesson?