BE PATIENT WITH THE PROCESS
As we reach the end of the year, we naturally look back and assess what kind of year it was on many levels. We take in what happened in the world down to what happened in our own personal lives. As I look back on my year, I realized I had a lot of newness happening in my life.
I started off the year as a new wife, then a new yoga teacher. In April, the restaurant I had been working at closed its doors after seventeen years, and seven years of me working there, so I became new to the job market. I moved through the summer new to unemployment, and then finished off the year being new to forty.
Many days of this year felt like being the new kid on the first day of school.....every day. I was afraid that I would not fit into the new job, or studio, or just start falling to pieces at forty. I can’t say I was perfect in handling every situation. This year kept me on my toes and I know I have so much to work on, and I am actually happy about that. I realize I have room to grow and progress and after some tribulations I feel like I’m ready to move into the next year a little stronger and ready to take it on.
I knew I had to keep coming back to my mat and practicing. I slowed down my practice more than ever this year. I wanted to make my body move slowly though transitions. It was necessary for me to physically slow my body down and let my mind follow suit.
Be patient with the process. I like what Rebecca Pacheco says in her book
Do Your Om Thing.... “
you cannot take a breath in the past nor can you take a breath in the future.” Be present and be able to roll with what life hands you. Keep your mind open and remember no matter what choice you make, you are still moving forward and learning. Embrace everything!