I'm about to embark on a new life adventure and, I must admit, at times I've been a little scared. Although I started my yoga practice in 2007, it only occurred to me that I wanted to be a teacher last year, 2017. Until then, I'd enjoyed the benefits of being a student who'd had amazing teachers all along my journey. I had never wanted to "teach" anything in my life. But this was different.
As I gear myself up for the next step - the job search - I find myself procrastinating. My website is up and live. My yoga teacher resume is ready to be printed and handed out. Now is the time to go out there and connect with others in my community and humbly offer them my services.
Before I began practicing yoga, I had a "me-vs-the world" mentality. Every encounter, every exchange was another opportunity for me to "get" something. Practicing yoga shifted my perspective from lack to abundance. This is the magical thing about yoga. You show up on your mat day in and day out to listen to the wisdom pouring forth from within your own body.
One day, as I settled down into Savasana, I became aware that our teacher was giving final adjustments. Adjustments in Savasana are a boon to an exhausted student. I felt my anxiety growing in anticipation of what I was going to receive. And then the small still voice said "What if instead of asking 'What I'm I here to get?' I started asking 'What I'm I here to give?'" My life has never been the same since.
Where in your life could you benefit from a change in perspective?
Om Namah Shivaya,