Samma Karuna – Yoga Teacher Training – Week Four
I received tons of positive feed back after my last post, Yogi Pains. Something about the honesty of the post struck a nerve with people who are not even affiliated with my program or yoga in general.
Thank you for being real
What an awesomely unexpected post
I’m so proud of you
Thank you for showing even in zen yogi life, its okay to have bad days.”
One of the biggest life lessons I’ve learned in the last 3 years is authenticity. I certainly was never disingenuous or intentionally lying. I just wasn’t always authentic in every single area of my life. Brutal honesty has always been a strong suit (ha!) of mine. Somewhere along the way, it was muted temporarily so that I could learn some lessons that will carry me through.
Living in Thailand the last four weeks has been amazing! Yes, there were difficult days. Yes, there are people here who I don’t get along with. Yes, there are concepts and ideas that make me want to scream. This is life. These are things that will always be present no matter what continent I am on, what job I have (or don’t have), etc.
Something changed in me.
There is a difference in how I navigate it all.
There is a strength gained from yoga physically but also mentally. And, yet somehow, there is a subtle softness in me that wasn’t there before. I’m still working on trying to figure all that out.
I don’t know where I am going to go next. I mean this physically (pick a country, any country), but really I am being more metaphorical. This is the first time in my life that I feel like I really do not have a clue, a plan, a deadline to meet. It is so nice.
It is so anti-capitalism.
It is so contra-left brain.
It is so refreshing.
I said goodbye to many people this week. I suck at goodbyes. These friendships didn’t die, and that is what I am focusing on! I just have more places on my list to visit now!
This image below was captured on my crusty iPhone 5 at dusk. There is no filter or saturation applied. The sky looked like it was on fire. I think the island was mad my girls left me, ha!
One more thing, I am a certified yoga instructor! Woohooo!!!
Four more weeks of island life. What shall I do next?!?!