Thursday, June 21, 2012

{The Dance}

"What if the question is not why am I so infrequently the person I really want to be, but why do I so infrequently want to be the person I really am?"

This question is from The Dance, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. My mom gave me this book in 2003 and she wrote the sweetest inscription, basically telling me that it is okay to fly. We all come to crossroads in our lives, where we have to make decisions. Sometimes they are big and sometimes they are small. Either way decisions can cause a certain amount of anxiety. What if I choose wrong? Go the wrong way? What if I don't like the path I choose? But this book basically talks about the fact that there are no wrong decisions. It's about allowing yourself to show up, stay present and be who you truly are. And if you're doing that... then no wrong decision can be made.

"What if the task is simply to unfold, to become who you already are in your essential nature-- gentle, compassionate, and capable of living fully and passionately present?"

I think that is probably one of the most profound questions of all... Because at the end of the day, that's what matters most.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday. I'm sharing this in my 4:30 yoga class at Yoga Ananda, so if you're in Houston, stop by! 

1 comment:

  1. Sarah,

    Oh, I love that. I just printed the picture and quote and hung it by my desk - not only as an important reminder for me, but for my students. We are so often told in this world that we need to be someone different, someone better, someone smarter, stronger, funnier, more successful. How much better off would we all be if we were just truly ourselves? If we accepted our needs and the needs of others, and embraced the incredible light inside of us all? So much of our lives are wasted trying to be people that we simpy aren't.

    Thank you for this reminder. Love you, lady.