We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned. So as to have the life that is waiting for us
This concept is something I think we all have trouble with. As much as we try to let go and go with the flow, essentially we are still trying to control the situation and our lives. I was able to recognize this in myself yesterday. And change it.
As many of you may know I have a passion for yoga and dreams of becoming a yoga teacher by the end of the year. This search for a program has not been as easy as I thought it would be. For the past month I have been searching, sending e-mails, proposals, inquiring about scholarships, work study, and yoga styles. Most of these places I had heard no response from. So I kept looking and the way I do that is ferociously.
As I was searching google yesterday for yoga teacher trainings I suddenly realized that I was exhausted. Mentally and emotionally. I didn’t think it was healthy for me to feel this way and I started to get upset and discouraged. After talking it through with my boyfriend, we decided it would be best if I backed off for a week, take yoga training out of my mind and allow the universe to do its magic.
This was very hard at first, I couldn’t stop thinking about the different schedules, the different scenarios, the rejections. So I went to my breath. As I took the focus off of yoga training I focused on something more important, myself. As I started to do this I realized I was neglecting something. My knee had been bothering me for two weeks now and I’ve just been ignoring it hoping it would get better. But it wasn’t. It was time to refocus and heal. Immediately I contacted my girlfriend in physical therapy and she developed stretches and strength exercises for me to incorporate into my routine. I then went home and mapped out a hip strengthening vinyasa for me to practice regularly. As all of this fell into place I realized that it helped me fall in love with yoga just a little bit more. And I was excited to move onto another phase in my practice: healing with yoga. For all I know this is making me a more well rounded yogi and maybe it’s a plan.
Sometimes so much energy builds up on one focus that it becomes negative and self destructive. Discover how you can distribute that energy to create positive experiences for yourself, it can all be used somewhere.
And a funny thing happens when you put the worry thoughts out of your head, sometimes they all work out. After refocusing my energy I received three very positive emails from three of my four potential training locations. I am still not thinking about it until next week but it made me realize that maybe all the universe needed was a little space to grow to reach me.
How will you redirect energy and go with the flow today?