Everyone was a little out of sorts. What was going on this week? There were negative comments thrown left and right, it was a virtual dodgeball game. If you let it, you could have been easily discouraged, or you could have quietly listened. I quietly listened.
It’s entirely natural to allow the naysayers into your space—actually it’s pretty easy. Someone gets in your face and barks out all of the reasons you are A: not qualified, B: not experienced or C: not good enough to complete your journey. You begin to let that seep into your soul. You begin to have doubts. Why are you on this spiritual path and who do you think you are?
Time for meditation. Right here, right now. Breathe. Let the answers percolate. They are just begining to grow roots.You may have guessed, this was my challenge. I was perplexed this week. I did a lot of meditating. Then it happened. I went silent. I listened for any hint, any subtle nuance in my soul.
Each of my classes holds an answer. Each session held a special gift. I learn from each one, but my biggest answer was from my Wednesday night class. I consider it to be my most rewarding class yet. A student asked me, while lying in child’s pose, if it was okay to cry.
If it was okay to cry?
It is always okay to cry. The magic was happening. She was releasing, all of the crap. She was opening up and starting to trust. Huge. It was then, I realized that I was doing God’s work. What I was meant to do. Always. The yoga, the union, was happening.
It’s amazing to envision your path and know that yes, you are supposed to be right here, right now.So to all of you who are told that it is impossible, you can’t do this I invite you to throw out the negative, the logic, the jealousy and do your passion. The universe will send a smile, a song, a tear and you’ll know that you are right where you should be.
reprinted with permission from elephant journal