I love what yoga has brought into my life and I adore my yoga teachers.
Nancy at Big Power Yoga in Houston is my favorite yoga instructor of all time - a hard earned title.
She leads a class on Sundays to live music and it is way more than a workout...she is this tiny, smart, funky, athletic, funny and incredibly motivating woman...If I could combine 2 famous people to describe her it would be Joel Osteen meets Susan Powter (remember the Stop the Insanity workout chick from the 80's?)
Anyway, I am not writing to brainwash you about the benefits of yoga, although I seriously have to resist doing so - I love it so much and if you struggle with addiction it can seriously help create healthier patterns...see, I just couldn't help myself!
Nancy read the following manifesto during class last Sunday and I thought it was so powerful and wanted to share it with you:
"We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another.
Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are.
After that we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with.
We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.
We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire.
The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now.
Your life will always be filled with challenges.
It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.
This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.
So, treasure every moment that you have.
Stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until you are off welfare, until the first or fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you've had a drink, until you've sobered up, until you die.
Until you are born again - to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy." - Author Unknown
Stop the insanity. Quit complaining and seek support.
Be the Change. Change old patterns.
Get happier today. It is a choice.