It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run,
than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
– Helen Keller
On a recent walk with a dear friend we were discussing finding our life’s path. How do we find inspiration, purpose, love of life and fulfillment? And even if we find the things that make us most happy, how do we follow through with our dharma and actually live it? We talked about how I have found my path teaching yoga which fulfills so much of what I believe to be my dharma of service and devotion. She quickly reminded me, however, that I “was a wreck” each time I was making another decision to pursue this dream, but I stumbled forward in spite of myself. When we make the decision to ride through the fear and doubt, the right people, situations and opportunities seem to just magically show up. The universe supports us when we trust that still, small voice that whispers to us in moments of revelation.
You will never allow yourself to move forward and make life an adventure if you aren’t sometimes a “wreck” about the decision. You will never be daring, spontaneous or free if you don’t experience doubt and fear. The important thing is that you walk forward anyway. Even when you don’t know what the outcome will be, you walk through the fear head on and move forward trusing that the universe is putting opportunities in your path everyday if you are open to them. Mark Twain said, “Courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting in spite of it” To “avoid danger is no safer in the long run” so try and let go a little each day of your safe place on the shore and make life an exciting adventure, flowing in and with your life and then sit back and enjoy the ride.
Classes for this Week
Monday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930 with Meditation to follow class
**Thursday Evening at 630pm** New Time
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Reminder that we have an ongoing food collection bin that I periodically drop off to the local food pantries. If you remember, put a non-perishable by your yoga mat and bring it to class, toiletries are always a welcome addition. Thanks so much.
**Restorative Yoga and Acupunture this Wednesday, March 14th 7-9pm**
**ShaktiPath Kirtan at Yogaholic in Center Moriches on March 23rd**
Go to www.ShaktiPath.net for more information or email me directily to sign up.
Countdown Ten Days to Spring! Yay! Hope to see you in class this week.
Registered Yoga Teacher