Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Over the weekend I went to OKC for a workshop at Soul Yoga with Kathryn Budig. Have you all ever taken a workshop with her? She is awesome. If you haven't experienced her classes yet, they are available on Yogaglo. :) The first day she sat us down and talked to us before the actual practice. If you have been to her then you probably know what I'm about to talk about... her motto in life and in yoga is Aim True. She took us through a journey in her shoes, talking about things she's been through and her life in general. She made some really good points, that hit my so hard I felt like being there had to have been a God thing. She basically told me everything I needed to hear. Through this process of starting a business, putting down roots, everything that I've been doing the past 6 months, it's been a very big leap of faith. I've had to follow my heart every step of the way, not knowing how everything will really turn out. It can be exhausting. Some days I just feel like crying, and going back to Houston, but most days I feel like no matter what as soon as I walk into Maitri (the yoga studio), something happens. It's like magic, because all of my fears, doubts, worries go away and I know I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. I think when you find something you love, when you find something you want to share, you feel this great push and pull because there is so much risk. However, Kathryn pointed out, that often times when we find our path, we know we're going the right direction because we will be tested. We may not feel like it is the easiest thing in the world, and that's because we have to figure out how much we want it. There was a post I wrote a while back, about the worst class I ever taught, or what I thought was the worst class I've ever taught, I made a decision that day, right then and there to no matter what share this practice. It doesn't matter if I stumble over my words, as soon as I recognized that I could share this practice without having to be the perfect teacher, I gave myself permission to keep going. That was what this weekend was about for me, the strength to keep going and letting go of what others think and what others say. When you have something you want to share from the heart, it is always wonderful and this goes for in your jobs, relationships, everything...
Give yourself permission to be true to you no matter what; to live your life from your core with no regrets. I have given up and given in on too many things in my life. As soon as we start aiming true, loving ourselves, and knowing that we're worth it, that's when we keep going and that's when we are a true success.... when we honor ourselves above all else and have the courage to be who we are and share it with others.
So today, this week, this month, this year... keep going. Share yourself. Aim true and stay true to you because you're worth it.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Just thought I would share those thoughts...
Happy weekend. Enjoy.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Sending you all lots of love. Have a great day! If you're in Arkansas, play in the snow?
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Hello my dears. Long time, no talk. I have been crazy busy the past two weeks, teaching seven days a week. I just about had a mental breakdown yesterday. Alas, this morning, I let myself sleep in a little and have been taking the day to take care of some things around the house. I actually find cleaning and cooking to be very grounding. I also planted some flowers. :)
Yesterday I was thinking a lot about perspective and contentment, in the midst of me feeling overwhelmed and everything else, the news came on about the Boston Marathon. I couldn't believe it. I felt absolutely speechless. I then immediately started to feel a heavy heart. This world seems to be shifting. There is a lot of fear and it seems to be growing rather than lessening. It's important to keep an open heart. No matter what. Otherwise, we just become stuck in our fears. It's easy to get stressed in life, it's really easy to lose sight of ourselves and our own contentment. But it's important to keep going. Keep believing and keep trying to make the world a better place. No act of kindness is too small.
So be kind. To yourself and to others.
Lots of love.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The thing is things change. That is a constant. Our life is a moving, shifting, changing every day type of thing. It isn't stagnant. Sometimes we want to hold on for comfort, but we can't be afraid to let go and let our lives take us where it may.
I love this Hopi Elders Prayer:
"There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and they will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate."I wish you all a wonderful day! Don't be afraid to lose sight of the shore. :)
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Hello again! Yes, time has passed, almost a month! I can't believe I'm sitting here and it's March. Spring forward, flowers, transitions, new seasons... are all upon us. I hope you guys have all been well. My life has been pretty good. I went to a bachelorette party last weekend, which was a much needed little break. Finding balance between the yoga teacher self and the 26 (almost 27) year-old self can sometimes be a little challenging. On the weekends I find myself tired and needing sleep, while at the same time wanting to go out and see friends. I have more people come up to me that know me as the yoga teacher now, than people that know me simply as Sarah. I guess I feel that is both good and bad. Mainly good, hopefully. It's interesting to be in this place. This place between wanting to give myself completely to my career and also a place of wanting to have it all (which sometimes I wonder if it's an illusion). I think a lot of us girls now a days don't want to choose between one or the other. I know I don't. No one ever really tells you that your 20's are hard. It's a process of finding your place, your voice, starting to let go of what others want from you and doing things that work for you. I think that for awhile, I was focused on approval. Now I'm saying screw approval I can't take that on. All I want is for my life to feel good... A life that fits for me. I think that's what we all want to find... a life that feels good.
I started another blog, one for the yoga studio (Maitri Yoga), and although I thought about letting this one go, I've decided to keep it going... for the 26, almost 27 year old self, that would like it as a place to still bring my own thoughts, worries... a place where I can simply be Sarah. :)
Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday.
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