Friday, August 22, 2014

Fit: Yoga Girl Challenge: Days 7, 8, 9

Day 7: Thank you.

As a culture, I don't think we take enough time to say thank you and to be grateful. I know I could reflect much more often than I do.

Today, and every day, I am grateful. For my family and friends - their immense, unwavering love and support that truly never ends is humbling and inspiring. For this beautiful earth - the beauty, comfort and peace I feel in the presence of a silent forest, tranquil ocean or stoic mountain range reminds me how interconnected we are. And for my body - allowing me to practice yoga, meditate, travel, love and live a truly wonderful life. So much to be grateful for.

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Day 8: Manifesting dreams.

I usually don't like to say my goals and dreams out loud. If I do, what happens if I can't accomplish them, or if they don't come true?

I think the opposite effect is really happening. I'm not accomplishing my goals because I'm scared of what will happen if I don't. Doesn't make any sense, right? I agree. 

My dreams are important to me, and I am so excited to pursue them! I'm working on relaxing more and let the universe work in its magical and mysterious ways (a little more on that below), so I'm not giving myself a hard timeline. Ideally, I'd like to make these dreams a reality over the next five years. I've got some great things ahead of me!

 - Travel as often as I can
 - Adopt a dog from a local rescue
 - Participate in yoga teacher training
 - LIve more sustainably and utilize every inch of our outdoor space for a seasonal garden
 - Put down our roots somewhere by purchasing a house or condo
 - Become involved with a local volunteer organization that I'm passionate about and give back to our community
 - Attend an international yoga retreat
 - Visit my family every chance I get
 - Write, write, write
 - Do yoga every damn day

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Day 9: True forgiveness.

I hope it's not tacky to forgive yourself, because it's something I need to do. I'm really hard on myself - always trying to be perfect, needing to please everyone, making sure things are always on track. And when something goes wrong? I blame myself. And then I go crazy and take things out on others. It's a vicious cycle.

I forgive myself for doing that all these years. It's time to let the universe have the control it needs. Because when you let life be as it should, good things happen.

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