I have had several opportunities today, and I truly believe they were divinely inspired, to take a real gut check and refine, both verbally and spiritually, where I am at on this LiveBig 365 journey and how I am feeling about it. And here’s the really amazing thing about that statement: I’m not sure I’ve ever really been engaged in that kind of question so fully before in my life.
I’m really not trying to be overly dramatic here. What struck me so clearly was that I could stand in my own truth today and gently but passionately articulate who I was, what I was doing and how I was feeling about it. I’ve never really done it before with such a sense of self-assurance and pride.
So this is what real belief feels like I said to myself while I was calmly explaining to a disgruntled student, the true power of vinyasa yoga: “In transformation on the mat, you might encounter issues that rise up and want to be addressed off the mat. And it’s not always a comfortable feeling.” She wasn’t very happy with my explanation. I was sorry, but I didn’t try to overcompensate, make it better or explain myself further. Such freedom in simply and quietly answering.
I have somehow shifted toward an understanding that the relationships and connections that I am invited to engage in on a daily basis are mine for the choosing and also, and this is really big for me, mine for the expressing. My personal story is one of vast, deep and sometimes edgy experience that emanates a conviction and commitment to heart-centered transformation. It’s not always easy, most grace-filled principles worth learning well, for me, take time dedication and life-long endurance. And yet, if the circuitous route had been less challenging and time-consuming, I doubt I would be the woman that I am today.
All day long, I practiced what I preach: I stood in my own truth, head held high, shoulders back and down, expressing through the heart, letting my true self shine out, and most importantly, letting go of all that which no longer serves me. There is such strength for me in that posture and in that position.
What a great Big blessing!