Lessons of a Yogini #10
As humans we have undeniable inner strength that pushes us to achieve greater heights in our lives. Although, it is said that few of us truly know our own strength. We discover it when we least expect it, when we’re right in the middle of those moments of challenge or struggle. Seneca even wrote, “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult”
So often I hear, “I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible” or “I could never just get up and travel to another country alone, what would I do?” Statements like that are ruled by fear and will stunt your progress to finding that inner strength. We let our mind look at the possibility of ascending the mountain as an impossible feat, instead of taking that first step towards the trail.
Remember that strength is not just physical; it is also mental, emotional and spiritual. If you say, “yes” and you push forward on your path, you’ll be challenged, no doubt. The question is will you persevere? God/theuniverse/whateveryouwannacallitorbelieve will NOT give your something you can’t handle. It will give you the perfectly painful lesson so you discover that strength within and you will continue to push forward.
The best way through a fear is to dive right through it. The best way to see your strength is to recall on your past to the challenges you’ve faced and see how far you’ve come. Those moments where we put ourselves out there and we just go for it – that’s when we soar, that’s where we can learn to fly. Never doubt that power within yourself.