Okay I will admit I must live under a rock. Up until a couple months I had no clue what “the Secret” was. So in his usual fashion, my significant other informed me in the cliff notes version. The whole premise is that the energy you put out into the world is the energy you get back. Now, this is not the first time I have heard such a thing, this is a predominate theory in yoga philosophy. Now this is something that I have very much been working on the past few months. Little did I know that I was suffering from a hormone imbalance which was causing me to be extremely tired and emotional. Not know what was going on I was trying to stabilize my life. Whenever I feel like things are out of control the first thing I go to is my yoga mat. In this process I kept telling myself that I needed to be positive and things would get better. Good energy = good things, this was my thinking. So it was time to practice what I preach.
What I have come to learn, that this is a good motto to stand by! Not only have I been very blessed to have had some great people enter my life and support me, but things in general are falling into place. In the past month alone I have had three job offers in the field i am trying to move into. This is a huge success for me and all I can keep thinking is that I just keep putting out good energy and it keeps returning. Now the flip side to this all is that I have had more change in a year than I have had in the past 6. This in itself is challenging and keeps trying to knock me out of balance. There is always a fear of the unknown, and at some point you have to make a leap. I am sure everything will work out in the end, even if I do leap I have learnt that I will just do so in the most positive way possible and in return receive it back. My mat helps me everyday to stay grounded, fight fear and to stay positive. Just another reason to get on a mat.
All I can say is if you don’t believe it, give it a try for awhile, there is nothing to loose other than being a little happier everyday. And yes, I am still waiting for my positivity to come in the form of the lottery, but then maybe I should also buy a ticket.
Why is it we always assume the worst in people? I always envy the people that lovingly take everyone in openly on the first meeting. Where does this come from? I blame to many years in corporate society, where everyone is willing to do anything to get somewhere. This can turn many people into a bitter, jaded, seemingly heartless human. After emptying the last bit of soft serve ice cream in my fridge this is what I am contemplating. We see this everyday, once I helped a lady in a wheelchair in the supermarket who dropped her purse to pick it up, only to be looked at like I was trying to steal it. So where does this instinct come from? This is not even towards strangers, our friends, family, significant others sometimes do this to us or vice versa. Like the most of our anxiety I believe this comes from fear. Fear of being hurt, physically or emotionally. Somewhere along the way we have been let down by this person so when given the chance, revert back to our old patterns of thought. One of my yoga instructors once explained our thoughts are like records, we keep repeating them over and over is some way until we consciously change them. We can not change our patterns until we are aware of them. Being present in the moment, when a feeling comes up, sit with it. It is in these moments that we have the choice and opportunity to change our patterns. Realize your thoughts and emotions, acknowledge them and then let them go. Consciously make a decision without sitting in the fear.
Tomorrow when someone you know says or physically does something that makes you doubt them, ask why and maybe just give them the benefit of the doubt. If we are working to change why can’t someone else? Maybe we are doubting them due to experiences with someone else, choose to leave that in the past, live in today.
I have started this page for many reasons. Primarily in a world of chaos we are all trying to find our way. Over a year ago I started on a path to revamp my life. Where it has lead me I couldn’t be happier. Through many trials and errors I am still trying to swim but in a more balanced way.
Finding balance in life can be challenging. Is there ever really balance? Just when you think you have figured out one aspect, something else comes along. In my journey I have become a yoga instructor and embarking in my first position at a wellness clinic. I draw inspiration from everywhere and have decided to share with everyone.
From an aspiring yogi ( I’ll explain at another point), to crazy foodie, learning to ride a bike, make efforts to be more green, and figure out what I want to be when I grow up, and balancing home and work, I will take you all over the place. Stop by, grab a coffee or tea and enjoy. Most of all I’m always up for suggestions or new inspiration.
I hope in some way I can bring a smile to your face or just help forget the day.
Ciao for now.