I hope you’re enjoying a great start to your new year! I definitely am. I already got the chance to visit some good friends in San Francisco and I have lots of other fun travels on the horizon in 2016.
I’ve been doing a lot of self-study and deep inner work in the last year and even though my work is far from over (it’s never really over), it’s nice to reflect on the progress I’ve made. Here’s something that I’ve learned: It’s essential to make plans and take deliberate steps towards the goals you want to achieve, but it’s also important to meditate on the feelings you want to cultivate in your life and allow space for your path to unfold organically. It might not happen in the exact way you anticipated, but if you have clarity in terms of your intentions (I want to feel strong/independent/empowered/centered/etc.) then you will certainly move in the right direction.
So this year I’m making plans and making space to become the kind of teacher I admire and get inspired by. What about you? Where do you see yourself heading in the new year? Please share your thoughts and intentions. I’d love to hear them.
And speaking of teachers who inspire me, check out this article in LA Yoga by my teacher, Julian Walker: Come As You Are. It’s a great read for anyone, but especially for teachers.