Updated: Aug 23, 2019
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I've spent a lot of time letting myself feel worthless, not good enough, and a failure. My own personal journey through Yoga has helped me to stand up to these sorts of feelings and remind my self of the truth; that I am worthy, I am enough, and that my failures don't define me, they merely teach me a lesson. Life changes and fluctuates, just as the tides of the ocean come in and out of the shore. Sometimes I feel my emotions are stronger than me, and I succumb to the power of my own thoughts. I am sent into a tail spin of belittling comments I have stored away for myself, " You aren't that great of a yoga teacher, you don't have the confidence of so and so, you haven't even read the Bhagavad Gita yet, you don't meditate enough" .. you get it. On and on I let myself become depressed, and completely absorbed by a sea of thoughts that DON'T define me.
I know I am not alone, and this is why I am speaking up.
I may never be rid of these thoughts, but I shall never let these thoughts prevent me from continuing on the path that I am on. Just like in yoga, when we find ourselves in a challenging pose we think, " I can't do it", often our mind tells us that so we listen and want to quit. As soon as we are in an uncomfortable or challenging position we want out. We don't want anything to do with it. Even writing this blog post I am thinking, whether I even want to post this.
“We are creatures of habit, it takes time and constant positive affirmation to break certain habits, but YOU GOT THIS.”
If its not going to kill you or harm you, don't stop. Keep on going, you will be so happy you did. Stay dedicated to your practice and your passions, what ever they look like. Your journey is very different from everyone else's. Everyday there is a new lesson to learn, there will be new obstacles to jump through, and new doors that will open. Stay positive. Stay humble. You are deserving of everything you do. You are deserving of love, happiness, joy, and wealth. Don't be someone else, be you, be your best self. There will always be something positive in every situation. You are not alone!
We are all trekking through our separate journey's alongside each other.
You are the love and you are the light.
peace & love