I’m so grateful that I have found yoga. It’s been a week since I’ve practiced, and I was in desperate need of it. I found myself smiling on numerous occasions during tonights class as I was so happy to be on my mat, surrounded by all of the other yogi’s in the room doing the exact same thing as me. Following my breath and allowing it lead me through the movements. What a simple practice, but what a rewarding one at that.
Today is another start to a 40 day challenge. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but my goals are becoming softer and less intense. I’m learning to be more gentle with myself. Going with the flow has become an easier and necessary pace in my life. There seems to be many different paths to take, many balls juggling in the air. Instead of worrying and becoming frustrated that I haven’t yet found my niche, I’m becoming ever more grateful for the options that I have. They might not be lining up perfectly right now, but I know that they are there. I’m just continuing to do what I love, keep my options open, not stress about it and most importantly listen to my heart.
Here’s something I took away from my yoga class tonight: Open the window in the middle of your chest and let the spirits flow in and out. Stop the voice. Stop the thoughts. Just allow life to flow in and out. If your heart is true, if your heart is in a kind place, then only good will come. This is so powerful. Trusting this flow is so powerful.
I’ve been asked a lot lately what I’m planning on doing with my career at this point. Great question. I wish I knew the answer. Before, I used to find myself explaining all of my options, almost as if I had to justify that I did indeed have options. That I wasn’t a useless bum trying to float on by. Lately, my answer has changed and I’m finding myself confidently answering, “I’m not sure yet, but I know I’m going in the right direction”. We really don’t ever know all of the answers. Life is never constant. You think after that next big decision you make, that will be that? No way. If you put yourself out there, dare to dream, chase the life you’ve always imagined, well then I’ve got news for you – you will constantly be surrounded by amazing opportunities. Life will always be continually evolving. So don’t stress about your next decision. Take it day by day with your ultimate goal in mind. As long as you’re happy, well I believe that’s really all that counts. With happiness comes love, and with love comes happiness. Doing what you love brings happiness which spreads like rapid fire and only attracts more and more good.
Thanks Charmaine, my trainer at kickboxing, who sent me this quote which I opened when I got home from the gym this morning having answered my new confident response of “I’m not sure yet”:
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
– Andre Gide
Be bold! Be courageous. Trust your heart to be true. Everything will fall into place when the timing is right. And when that happens? And you’re living this life with a kind, true heart? Well then, more opportunities will always be leading your heart. Just follow it. Moment by moment. Breath by breath.
Smile with your heart!
If you haven’t yet joined in on the 40 day Challenges, what are you waiting for?