Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be. ~Alan Watts
When I started falling in love with yoga (around the autumn of 2006) I never in a million years imagined that it would take me on this journey. I am so grateful that it has. Five years ago today, I taught my first yoga class. A moment in history that has shaped my ability to wake up to who I am. Going down memory lane, I read my journal entry from this day and wanted to share it here because it captures perfectly what I was going through, as well as what I get to feel every day I share this gift.
"March 2, 2009 - Monday
The day I officially became a yoga instructor! Need I say more?! It felt so right, so perfect, so at home. I was so in the moment, taking it all in. Not worrying about what I was thinking, what others were thinking. I was fully present, fully aware for the 90 minutes. I felt complete while guiding the 24 students through class. Confident in what I was saying, laughing at my mistakes, making everyone comfortable, while challenging them to the very end. I found it. I knew this day would come, but didn't think it would feel this "right." My body is in love with it. My mind is in love with it. My body is in better shape than I ever thought possible. I think clearer than I ever have before. I have found my dream, let my heart and mind work together to accomplish this. A huge achievement is behind me only to begin my journey. This path that I'm on has only just begun and I am so thankful for that. I am excited with all my being for what the journey holds, but I am ever so present. Watching. Learning. Accomplishing. Loving. Appreciating. Fulfilling. Breathing. Strengthening. Knowing. Life is so good. So Open. So malleable. So wonderful!"
Being in this journey, I appreciate that it has no destination. It is ever changing, teaching me how to grow, showing me what isn't serving my needs any more, allowing me to be out of my comfort zone, yet still proving to shine light down my path. I trust. I lead. I love everything that has gotten me to this point in my life.
I don't know what the next 5 years have planned for me, but I know that whatever it is, this day in history has set the tone for anything other than normality.
I am on the journey to create joy and live with full happiness. And my wish for you is to do the same!
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