7.10.2014

7.02.2014

take the plunge

You can't face forward . . . 
 until you've processed your past.

6.17.2014

The one thing that we KNOW is gonna happen:



Recently, I went to teach a yoga class and the studio had some new feng shui going on: new shelving, a new carpet, a new bench, the water coolers had moved as did the rental mats. It was interesting to observe how some students loved the change and others didn't. Some just weren't "expecting" the change. Are we ever expecting change?


“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change.”  
Heraclitus

When things change, we often have resistance to it. The ironic thing is that the Universe is change and nothing every stands still. Everything is energy, and energy is in continual motion and change. It is the evolution of life.

When we’re kids, we’re taught that we can be anything we want to be when we grow up and that the world is full of endless possibilities. We openly use that encouragement to explore the options. Kids can change their minds every single day about what they want to be “when they grow up” with absolutely no consequences.

But as adults? If we change our minds too often, we’re called hypocrites, flakes, flip-floppers and unfocused. It’s looked down upon to change your mind, especially with school and careers. People, especially your parents can be really hard on you. “You’ll ruin your life!” “How will you make any money?” “Why would you want to leave a comfortable path for this?!” 

If you’re having a hard time right now, trust that it does get better.

I have felt stuck in school for a degree that I was no longer passionate about, a career that wasn’t a good fit and in a job that was soul sucking. I had a lot of fears around changing my course, giving up everything I had been working towards and disappointing a lot of people and mentors along the way. But once I did, I never looked back.

Changing up your life is okay. Give yourself permission.

When you’re feeling stuck and like you’re not on the path you want to be, there are always going to be people who will try to convince you to stay right where you are. But remember, it’s not their life, it’s yours. It’s never too late to make a change.