How does overcoming your fears, concerns, your buts and your what ifs will give you access to step out of your comfort zone and to empower your life.
When we have no happiness within, we have no happiness to give others
- Ajahn brahm
This post was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend of mine. We were talking about why people have an opinion on everything and then it came down to us discovering a simple truth of why people can be so unkind and mean - you know who they are. Could be the people that you hang out with. Could be your colleagues, your family.
You wonder why they do the things they do, why they say what they say.
The truth is they are not nice because they are not happy.
And the reality is we can't make them change unless they are willing and ready to change. But we can change the words we say to ourselves because our words make our world. Kindness starts with You.
Stumbled upon this quote by Charles Budowski via Thrive Global
Reposted on on my personal IG but I think it deserves more attention and more thought.
When did we forget to play? When did we start caring what the world things of us?
In Baptiste Yoga, we are given access to discover the Lie we tell ourselves since young, which we believed was the Truth of ourselves.⠀
My lie was I’m a bad girl and I’m not good enough.⠀
And i’ve been working on discovering the ME - before the Lie took over - the ME that is whole and complete. The ME that is full of courage and loving kindness.
The ME before I gave a DAMN about what other people think of me.
Let me ask you -
Is there someone in your life that for some reason or another, you have difficulty saying "I love you" to them? And you want to. But the words just refuse to come out of your lips.
The situation has gone unchecked and the unhappiness has festered for so long, you just don't know how to change it. If it's possible to change? That it won't change? Actions don't work anymore.
This week I want to share with you my deepest darkest secret.
I... used to have difficulty saying these 3 words.
I can throw them out with the best of them - to my husband, to my close friends. But the one person, or group of persons that I really want to say it to - were my sisters.
It won't mean much if I can't even say it or show my love to my flesh and blood.
What has it this got to do with Baptiste Yoga? Well I stumbled upon this gem of a Ted talk video after my Level 1, and that changed my life.
Not over night. But I see it for the better good today.
And I want to give it back.
It starts with a ……………….
This is not a review of the Baptiste level 3 training. Instead I share with you my learnings, my discoveries, my experiences and my reflections from this yoga life teacher training. Warning: It’s a very long post.
You may or may not ever attend a baptiste yoga class or Baptiste training, but be willing to drop what you know, and just be in pure listening. You never know, you might discover something new about yourself.
My biggest takeway is discovering what my life is for. My life is for empowering my family and my community to live life courageously from the heart. With purpose and kind determination.