We are born with a full potential and capacity to be vibrant, radiant and full of light. We are unique and each have our own qualities and strengths. The question is if we really know our own strengths and if we also value and use them? A couple of years ago, I lost touch with what I really want in live. I was in a job that I did not really like anymore, and I was not happy, but was afraid to change and did not know what else I wanted to do. Through my travels, I had time to connect to myself again and fell in love with yoga. I found so much in the practice that helped me moving forward and I dared taking the step to start up my own company (one year ago). My path now is still insecure and sometimes I want to be at the destination already and I can be very impatient. But yoga helps me and I learn to have faith, to surrender to the journey and to find balance in persisting (working hard) and surrendering (letting go). I know that step by step http://yoganicmoves.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/IMG_1135-300×2251.jpgI am heading in the direction of my dreams.
Here is a great story that I would like to share with you.
An eaglet once fell from his nest and a farmer found him and took him home. He put him together with the chickens. The eaglet began clucking and pecking at some grains on the ground as the chickens did, since he thought he was a chicken, as he was growing along with them. Once the farmer’s friend visited the farm and when he saw the eagle amongst the chickens, he said to the eagle, “You are an eagle, you are meant for the heavens, what are you doing here with the chickens?” Hence he picked the eaglet and threw him in the air. The eaglet flapped his wings, but fell to the ground and went back with the chickens. The next time, the friend visited the farm, he saw the same eaglet with the chickens again. He now took the eaglet to the top of the barnyard and threw him in the air, the eaglet again flapped his wings and fell to the ground and again went back with the chickens. The farmer’s friend was sad. When the farmer’s friend visited the farm for the third time and saw the eaglet still with the chickens, he felt really sad and this time he took the eaglet to the top of a mountain and threw him high in the air. The eaglet, very frightened, flapped his wings and fell downwards. As he was falling down, he flapped his wings harder and harder until suddenly he soared up into the sky and disappeared. He had learnt to fly.”
Through our conditioned minds, driven to avoid fear and seeking for pleasure, we often make decisions we think are best for us, but which are not according to our nature. When we let go of our fears and insecurities and embrace our true nature, we learn what it means to be fully alive. Through our yoga practice, we can learn to let go and surrender, to accept the present moment with gratitude and to give up our attachement to a future outcome.
What are your strengths? What do you like deep in your heart? What are your plans in this unique and precious life?
Get in touch again with your true nature, connect to your body through yoga, nature, life coaching, mediation, …
Yoga is my path for awakening and I would like to share it with you.
Hope to see you soon on the mat or on my travels.