Gunas, Koshas, doshas, "sleeping with the yogis", samskaras, sankaplas, singing bowls...it's amazing what you can learn about in 8 weeks! Hard to believe it's been 8 weeks since I left my job and started this new journey of self healing. I gave myself permission not to think about money, my next job or how I'm going to survive for the next 6 months. We played it smart and saved our money and now I am allowing the process of "what's next" slowly unfold in the time it's ready.
I know, that sounds like a made up dream that no-one can actually do. But it actually became my dream come true. In looking at my relationship to money and stability of a corporate job I realized that living in fear of the future and what if I don't have these things was causing great pain and suffering in my life. Because I was making decisions based on something I cannot ultimately control. I can't control the future, or if I'll even have the money I worked hard to achieve. All I can control is today and how I choose to live today.
So, 8 weeks has gone by EXTREMELY fast. I've been living my life. Which come to find out is just as full as a full time job. No pun intended there. What have I been up to? Well...to name a few things...
+ Completed Yoga Nidra Levels 1 & 2 Certifications
+ Ayurveda Level 1 almost completed (we're about 65% completed)
+ Taught a lot of yoga
+ Launched 2 new weekend retreats (and we're sold out for October!!)
+ Rearranged my house (maybe I should say made lots of trips to Goodwill and threw a lot of crap out)
+ Started COOKING again!!
+ Learned some tips and tricks for essential oils
+ Spent outside time with the kiddos
+ Enjoyed lunch multiple times with my husband (which that hadn't been a common factor for us in over 3 years)
I don't share this to brag or to say "look at me and all this cool stuff I'm doing". It's more to share an awareness. We make so little time for the things we love to do and so much time for the things we just tolerate. What would happen if we just stopped and said...today I'm going to do 2 things that make me happy. And if that means leaving work at a normal time, or coming in a little later, I'm going to do that. I am going to prioritize my needs over these other things. What would happen? We all have the same 24 hours a day to do what we need and want to do. How we choose to spend our time is up to us. It doesn't take quitting your job to do the things you want to do. It's re-prioritizing life so that you live your best life. Every day. Not waiting for tomorrow, but doing it today.
I have a lot of new things to share in the coming weeks...and so grateful to share this journey with so many amazing souls. What are you going to prioritize today?