It’s confession time. Again.
If you recall from my original confessions post, one of the key tenets of Rebel Yogi is this: you, fellow change maker, are just as important as the work that you are doing.
I came back from the Ashram feeling so good – better than I had in recent memory – and I guess I thought that I could just charge full speed ahead again. Finishing up with teacher training meant that I had the foundation built for moving forward, and I could get back to normal.
What I forgot is that my “normal” no longer is. Add on to that, I forgot to do my own work.
And this week, my body has been reminding me of that fact. It started small: not eating quite as well as I could, not getting to bed at a reasonable hour, letting the stress of this new project start to build up, not keeping up with my physical yoga practice. The pushback started small, too. An ache here, a little bit of sluggishness in the mornings; nothing I couldn’t push through.
Now let’s stop for a moment. See what I did there? I was noticing the fact that my body was giving me signs, but I decided to ignore them, to push through. I feel like I should know better by now, but it’s just a good reminder that we’re all constantly walking this path. Sometimes we stumble along the way. Rather than letting those stumbles take us off the path, we have the opportunity to stop and pause, to reset, and to move forward again with a renewed sense of who we are and why we’re doing this – to champion our selves as we do our world changing work.
I had intended to post up something else today, but it felt like I needed to come clean and be honest about what’s going on behind the scenes. I hadn’t intended for the “Confessions” post to turn into a series, but here we are! We’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming next week. This week is all about recharging, reflecting on how to move forward, and really committing to taking care of myself along the way.
I hope that my stumbles can help serve as a reminder for everyone out there to take some time this week to do the same.