When I hear myself talking about Unfold Your Mat, it’s only then that I realize that what started as a hobby became my lifestyle. I’ve been teaching yoga for a year now and I feel that I lived 10 lifes in just one year. So many changes, so many new skills that were developed during this past year, so many emotions, ups and downs, happiness and sadness, courage and fear, determination and giving up feelings. In one short sentence: “I felt so alive.”
On the road of building your own project there are many obstacles. And you feel it so close to your heart. It’s almost like your own baby. There are many ups and downs ( because life is not only rainbows and sunshine), but there is for sure a lot of fulfillment that comes from the fact that you are putting your heart into something you are building from scratch. It might sound naive, but in the end what we all want is to be happy. In order to appreciate happiness, we need to experience sadness too. If only, we people would understand that…We need both in order to have a balance.
Sometimes you might feel small and almost invisible among the big actors that dominate the scene, but it’s just a normal reaction that shows you that you are on the right track. Nothing can replace something you do from your heart. I truly believe that! The moment you find that confidence within yourself, you will grow and get stronger and you will learn how to live your sparkle. For sure!
This confidence thing is such a big thing. Our whole life turns around this concept. School doesn’t teach us how to fulfill our dreams and be self-confident, but instead teaches us to constantly prove our worth and capabilities. Yoga says that there is no competition, instead you can discipline yourself and be a better version of yourself without having to compare yourself with your neighbor.
The moment you shift your direction, you need to learn how to change your thoughts and say to yourself that you are good just the way you are and you are capable to shine bright and live your gift. Not easy? Yes, it’s not. Who said it is?
This means to live your authenticity and not something you are told to do. When you are authentic, you are happy in your own skin. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. You are YOU.
What is your dream? Are you living it or you forgot it in a corner where it’s covered in dust and nostalgia? Maybe it’s the right time to remind yourself about what you used to enjoy as a child.
Is it something that you would like to learn or to do? Maybe you want to sing, to play an instrument, paint, teach yoga? 🙂 Or something else?
“We are what we repeatedly do” – Aristotle
Live the life! The only constant thing is the irreversibility of time.