I was given an out tonight. One that I was pretty tempted to take. You see, it would be so much more comfortable for me to go with my old sensibilities and say yes to the life that I know rather than step boldly into an opportunity that is completely new. But I didn’t take the out because I have learned that the greatest threat to my own potential is to live in my comfort zone.
Yoga has really been the primary reason I have learned that lesson so well. To be honest, the practice of it, both on and off the mat can be really f*cking hard. But completely worth the blood, sweat and tears (sometimes) that the process invites and awakens. And I love myself with such a greater intensity as a result of all of it.
At the beginning of almost every one of my yoga sessions, I invite my intrepid students to settle in and ignite the light from within, going with each successive flow, being led by the breath: “It can be a beautiful release, a fantastically expansive experience, an opportunity to engage with the essence of who you really are. Try to be aware of the resistance to it as just that, a conditioned response that can be undone to allow the Spirit of you to shimmer out, whole, vibrant and lush…….
And so, in love and trust, I’m going to take my own advice and begin……