More often than not it’s the fear of failure that blocks your dreams. But nothing good ever came from comfort zones. Dare to be brave with your life. Live a little. Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of the potential crash. Failure is part of the process to reaching your goals, and fearlessness is chasing your dreams in spite of all those things that scare you to death. And I mean; even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward, right? So tell yourself that you can and you should. And if you are brave enough to try – you will.
Teaching yoga is all about being of service, and if you’ve been practicing yoga for a while, you may have heard about the concept of seva – selfless service. In practicing seva, you are devoting yourself to others, helping those around you. If you are not sure where to start, look within to see what life experiences and gifts you can bring to the table. You may find that your own wounds and challenges can be of assistance here, for where you have been hurt, you also become more understanding and open. Regardless of what you choose to do, the most important contribution you can make is to show up every day from a place of compassion and love. Choose to use your life’s energy to make the path easier for others, and peace, happiness and goodwill for all isn’t just possible… it’s inevitable ♡
As humans we like to feel safe, we like to feel that we are in control of the situation, and more often than not we will choose a familiar path as opposed to something where we don’t know the outcome. For the majority of my life this was how I made my choices, and time and time again it brought me nothing but discontent. Through this experience, I learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted. I learned that these choices we make out of fear of the unknown more often than not makes us more confused and that in the end it’s these safe choices that will make us question if there shouldn’t be more to life. I’ve learned that the answer was ‘yes!’ – there most definitely should. I’ve learned to heed the call of my heart, to be more daring and spontaneous and just go for it without doubting and second guessing. I’ve learned that the safest path is not always the best path and that following your heart brings more peace and contentment than your imagined safe choices ever could. So stop rationalizing every little decision. Stop thinking about all the reasons it wouldn’t work, and start to go for that one reason why it will.
I do not need much, and want very little. I long to live simply. I wish to be forever curious and to never let go of my playfulness. To have time to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up slowly, with no place to rush off to. I don’t want to be governed by money or clocks or any of the artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself. I just want to be, boundless and infinite. Give me kind words, sweet kisses, sincerity and adventures. Let me spend my days loosing myself in the magic of the world; finding beauty in music and people and poetry. Happiness can never be found in material possession, but a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered
Sometimes the yoga pose doesn’t go as planned and you fall out of it. Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned – and you fall out of it. But that’s OK. Your soul wasn’t placed here on earth for perfection. You are here to learn and grow. You are allowed to make mistakes. You are allowed to mess up. Be happy. Be sad. Be angry. But most of all just be you. Live your life to the fullest. Make mistakes. Stumble, fall, and get back up again. You don’t have to prove your worth to anyone. You are perfectly loveable as you are. It’s all a part of being human, and The Universe is grateful for every day you are brave enough to continue the challenge of this journey called life