Unexpected and inspirational. This is how I describe my phone call with a Canadian yogi I had never met and passed away shorty after our first conversation. I was at a point in my life where I felt that I was not moving forward. And, even after years of studying yoga, meditation and being a social worker, I still felt stuck, uninspired and frustrated on many levels. After all, it is one thing to grasp the idea of needing change but it’s a whole different thing to know what to change to or how to go about that change. I didn’t know where to begin or what direction to go in. Afterall, I was doing everything that I thought I should be doing.
“Life has no meaning. Each of us has the meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.” ― Joseph Campbell
The Canadian teacher guided me through my entire metamorphosis from a girl who was stuck in a life that could no longer be lived to a woman who was ready to face the world with no fear and an open heart and mind. Through the techniques he taught me, and listening to myself for the answers, my passion became the conductor of my life, leaving my over-analytical brain to take a back seat to my real drive, my passion. My intention is to help you to also experience the joy of being faithful to who you are as well as understand why it has been so difficult to accept your true joy. How and why you got to where you are now; the fears, restrictions, self-doubt, etc.. are the blockages that together we will shake up and diffuse.
It is very important to note that I learned very quickly that there will always be someone if not everyone who will doubt the decisions I make. This does not mean they do not love me, on the contrary, its because they love me that they are trying to protect me. However, my personal motto quickly became: the more people who doubt me, the better the decision it is for me. This meant that I was ready to create my own journey and choose my own happiness rather than hoping it would pounce upon me one day. Societal rules and expectations no longer dictate my future.
“Life is a painting and you are the painter” ~ Random Fortune Cookie I got in 2005