“Growth is the most important thing there is.” -Baron Baptiste
Your commitment is the cornerstone of your transformation. Growth is happening in this moment. Regardless of whether you are met with challenge or ease, each practice, meditation, and meal has an impact. By staying true to your commitment, no matter what, you create a transformed and more vibrant you.
Today is Day 11 of the Digital40Days challenge led by Baron Baptiste. Yesterday was a fantastic day for me and my yoga because I woke up to the Baptiste yoga newsletter with my picture on Instagram featured on his newsletter! Another place I was featured was on a popular yoga Instagram I follow, which is GrowSoulBeautiful with my same photo from my Diamond Head Hike.
Back to the point though- life is about growth. If we are not growing, we are dying, and if we are not committing ourselves to SOMETHING more, then we are letting our life become vulnerable. When we let ourselves become vulnerable, we are forgetting our purpose and wasting time. We must always find our genuine selves. Our inner voices that become excited. When I practice yoga, I feel like I am setting mental blocks of progress. Yoga for me is more than just a workout, its mentally letting myself free. Many people don’t understand this. When I used to practice yoga I thought it was boring. I felt unchallenged like it was one big cult. It was only when I went through pain that I went on my mat and realized how much more it brought to my life. I still workout and am excited for some weight training and kickboxing today but I will always give time for yoga because it helps EVERY part of my life.
I can’t wait for yoga teacher training.
So what have you done to grow lately??
“After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong
And you really do have worth…
And you learn and learn…
With every good-bye you learn.”
Just thought I’d end with a little wisdom:) We have to remember that we are all that we have. We have the ability to become the person we want to be. We need to take care of our bodies and minds the way we do our cars. If you never change the oil, if you never repair what needs to be fixed, your car will break down and you will end up spending way more money than it would have been to constantly maintain it. This is much like our bodies…exercise and eat healthy now before you have to pull out the big bucks to help you survive later. It’s all your choice. Make a better choice today to GROW. Become the person that’s worth it.