Regular access to who we are (you know… the persona non-determined by external, social dynamics?) is essential given the pace of our lives and all they’re made up of these days. Thus why Yoga is so sought out (and works wonders!).
To avoid getting lost too long in the bustle of life, to find balance, I, myself, need reminders, for navigating life in cruise control, more than tempting, becomes inevitable at times. But to live in awareness and intentionally, you need to remind yourself that, ultimately, you’re the one behind the wheel and who gets to set the pace and pull over as needed.
Touching base with yourself is a healthy habit and helps you stay in tune with being well. By setting regular checkpoints throughout your day - to notice what’s going on with you both emotionally and physically, to retain what you need and shed what you don’t want, to breathe in, breathe out, and resume the day with a positive outlook or, at least, with the confidence that you're ready to play the cards you’re dealt - you're honing in on your inner-strength (so mentioned in our Barre and Yoga classes).
When disorientation sets in (and it will) use it to your advantage by noticing, working out your whys and connecting to that energy you hold within, that defines you and what you stand for, and that propels you forward, at times in leaps, at times in baby-steps.
Staying balanced, staying grounded and being assertive of what matters in life - your life, so very different from anyone else’s - and setting yourself up to pave through the ups and the downs, is an ongoing process, a work in progress and necessary to make the best of whatever time you have on this planet.
Today, I was lacking direction and just taking the time to notice cleared the air to open the way a bit.
In the end, clarity creates space for serenity, serenity helps you tap into your inner smile. And, smiling? Well, that’s just the perfect remedy for physical and mental health.
It’s shaken off and I’m ready to get on with living life on purpose.
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year,