“Actions express priorities” – Gandhi
Do you ever look back on something you did 10 years ago and laugh at what you were wearing or doing and wonder, what was I thinking?
We humans are constantly evolving and growing and that’s one of the most fun things about life. It’s also something worth remembering, whether you’re in a wonderful moment or a terrible one – this too will pass. It can give us strength when things are hard and help us cherish the moments of pleasure.
One the themes that spring calls up for us is the question, who do I want to be right now? How do I want my life to be? You know you’re on the right path if you feel excited and in love with your life, or even just parts of it – life isn’t always perfect.
Once we know this we con consider if our actions express our desires. For example, if you want to be calm and focussed, but you’re powering through the day on stress and coffee, how can you tweak you actions so they fit more closely with who you want to be?
Moving back to Melbourne after 8 years away really brought this home me. It gave me a kind of vertigo of where I’ve been, where I am now, and where I am headed. I’m telling you my story so you can see how how it works and how yours might look.
10 years ago I was studying and teaching yoga exactly the way my teachers had taught me. I hadn’t yet found my own voice. I was still homesick from a few years in London and I was working in the organic markets in south Melbourne, getting around by bicycle and quite a coffee snob. I had a collection of novelty socks and especially loved them striped and over the knees.
5 years ago I was living in Brisbane, teaching yoga a few times a week but struggling with the corporate grind. I was learning how to apply my yoga learnings to my totally different life and learning how to assert myself. I was spending huge amounts of time at the beach, learned to deal with giant insects, and found I didn’t really ever need socks anymore.
This year, transition back. I’ve learned to wear socks again. It took quite a while for me to settle into my new normal. I wear yoga clothes all the time. My office is my living room and my film studio. I’ve tried a few different approaches to business and worked out exactly what I have to offer and to share with the world. I’ve reconnected with old friends and met some amazingly cool new ones.
All of this to say – I am very excited for the future and keep your eyes peeled for some very cool offerings I’m developing for you!
It’s totally possible, wherever we are, so start again in whatever way we need to. Who do you want to be today?
Lots of love