Sometimes things go according to plan, but more times they don’t. We have certain expectations that we hold on to so tightly, because we think we have control. And our first reaction is to grip on tighter. But in reality it means it is time to let go. Just like a river, going downstream will be much easier than fighting the current and going upstream. Let the river guide you. Find ease. Let yourself relax. Release the tension. And maybe, find the humor and laugh. And that is where the real magic happens. Both on and off the mat.
Everything happens for a reason, regardless if we know the why or not. So next time things don’t go according to plan, maybe laugh a little and see what happens when you let the river guide you instead of fighting upstream. You might be surprised at what happens.
Thank you @reforming_indy for saving me tonight from having to teach in my work pants 🤪
Photo by @daisygilardini | The best time to observe the elusive spirit bear in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest is during the salmon run in September.
This is when bears gather around the rivers to fish and teach their offspring how to catch salmon.
Contrary to what many people think, bears are not great fishermen. Their success rate is around one-in-four, or 25%.
Interestingly, studies show that spirit bears' white coat is less visible to salmon in daylight. This gives the bears a slight advantage when fishing, and raises their success rate to about one-in-three, or 30%.
This slight advantage makes it easier for them to gain the fat reserves necessary for hibernation. It might also explain why the gene has not receded over time.
The Kermode bear is one of the rarest bears in the world. Due to a unique recessive gene, this subspecies of the American Black bear has white or cream-coloured fur.