There comes a time in every one’s life when you just got to wake up. Wake up and smell the coffee.
How many times have you stared out of your window wondering what to do with your life? You know things aren’t working yet, somehow you don’t know what to do, how to get yourself motivated and do something “different” with your life.
Does Every Day Feels The Same?
Your bills get paid, your children are healthy and well and you have a job.
What More Do You Want?
Despite this, do you ever experience a sense of frustration, a slight tinge of resentment as you watch another round of the X-Factor or Britain’s Got Talent and see yet another wanna achieve their dream?
Do you ever wonder what will it take for you to get up, do what you got to do and live the life you wish? Do you know what you want, or have you totally given up on going for gold and achieving your dreams?
Don’t Do What I Did
Sometimes it takes a major loss in your life to shift your energy. I remember when my dear cousin died in 1995 and then my brother John died 18 months later, I spent months, years stuck in “zombie mode”.
On one level I functioned perfectly well. Looked after my children, held down my job and did the usual domestic-social runs with friends and family. Yet deep down there was pain and sadness. I knew I had to find a way to let go of this pain and move on, yet how I could? I didn’t know how to let go of the pain and in some strange way I believed I deserved to be in pain.
With hindsight and counselling I realised my holding onto the pain prevented me from living, stunted my growth as I denied myself the fulfilment and joy I deserved as human being.
Do This Instead And Do It Now.
I knew for my children’s sake and for my own emotional well-being I had to seek help and find a way to release the sorrow and move on. Coming to that decision and then going for help was a turning point in my growth and healing.
Have You Ever Been Stuck Between A Rock And a Hard Cliff?
Have you ever been in a similar situation? Stuck between a rock and a hard cliff? Stuck with both feet wedged into the ground? Your heart says one thing, your mind the other. And the confusion is locked in your body.
I recall the fear and apprehension of taking the first step to be self-employed. To leave the secure, financially stable world of a Probation Officer and set up my yoga business. Was I scared? Yep,I was. Still am at times. Yet the joy and exhilaration of living life, of being an active co-creator in the Creator’s hand is like eating mama’s home made pumpkin soup every day of my life.
How can you move forward in life, make a positive contribution if you live in the shadow of death?
How can you overcome your fear of being your very best and taking space in the world if every breath is tinged with regret, fear and doubt?
Can You Let Go?
Overcoming obstacles, letting go of your attachment to pain, addiction, anger or fear is scary.
As a yoga teacher I see students come to a class, vulnerable, emotionally worn out and empty yet willing to take the first step, take the next breath in and out to sort themselves out, to feel alive, and to breathe and reclaim their beauty and connection with life.
It is an honour, a humble joy to witness women who spend all their lives caring for others finally taking time out to care for themselves, finally give themselves the attention and respect they so freely give to others to themselves. Women over 50, mothers who maybe went years without, just so their children can have; finally taking a stand and put themselves on the mat. At the end of the session, they look younger, fresher, revived.
I breathe and Give Thanks when I see students have that post yogic glow and am glad I made the decision, committed to myself to find a way to let go of my pain and live again.
Remember it is never too late to let go and live again. Here at the NextGoal we want you to grow, to shine and be the best, the very best you can be. So, what magic have you created in your life? what challenges have you overcome to be your Best? Are you still looking for a way to be your Best? Wherever you are in the journey, you have a story to share. Lets here it and together lets inspire and motivate others.
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