"There are two paths in life: should & must. We arrive at this crossroads over and over again. And every day, we get to choose." -Elle Luna
Up until three months ago I was teaching about 7 yoga classes a week. It shifted to one class a week and then none. It felt necessary as I entered into a new role and took on brand new learning. I remember saying many times, "I am sure that I will have time again soon." As the weeks passed and other priorities took center stage, it started to feel normal that I wasn't teaching.
And then the universe gifted me with a sweet reminder of why I am here.
A dear friend kindly asked me to teach a donation yoga class for Breast Cancer Awareness at Bloomindales. Without hesitation, the answer was yes.
That morning, I had butterflies in my stomach as I did final preparations for my class. It felt like an eternity had passed since I held that sacred space for others looking to move, breathe and grow on their mats.
Although the 45-minute practice passed in the blink of an eye, I had enough time to slow down to savor the experience: watching novice & seasoned students alike come together with the intention of honoring something greater themselves at the same time transforming into truer versions of themselves.
I left the class with a full heart but a slight pit in my stomach. How could I have let something that is so real, something that makes me so alive and at peace with who I am disappear from my life?
Teaching for me is a MUST. It is a passion. It is a gift that I have been given that I need to share.
I know that in order to keep it alive in my life, I need to let go of some of the things that I feel I SHOULD be doing every day in order to make more room and time for what is essential for my happiness. Will it be easy? No. Is it worth it? You better believe it.
What is (1) thing that you know you MUST do in order to be your 100% true self?
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