We walked and talked, laughed, sipped our coffees and picked up poop! About 1/2 way around we bumped into a lovely person who for the longest time was a regular at my Hatha Yoga Class. The five of us stood and 3 of us chatted for a while and when we said our goodbyes something struck me.
It got me thinking a few things.
1. Yoga helps, if you let it. On a really tangible level, it gives us permission to relax and breathe. To simply think about not much if we choose, and drop into how we are feeling. This is why Asana is the prelude to Meditation, the entree to the main meal. There are so many ways to practice Yoga, or like Rumi said more poetically "there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground". Find your way.
2. Dharma. Sometimes our path isn't clear, on some days we may not know the right thing to do or say. Clarity isn't always waiting for us. It can take weeks, months or years.. and one day we might look back (love a bit of self reflection) and see that our path makes complete sense. But until then, we only have our feels: our inner tools. Intuition, Insight, Inner Knowing, our Heart and finally to sort it all out, our mind. And we need to trust these! And more difficult sometimes, we need to trust the path we are on fully. After all its better to be on your own path 100% and fail to be a poor imitation of someone else! Kinda riff on the Bhagavad Gita.
Step into your own, more fully, more you & be true. It's funny how a lot of our life can sort itself out if we step into our own more fully & trust a little more.
Be true. Be you.