The most powerful skill I have learned

 

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

I’m still on a high from a day filled with deep & meaningful connections at our Sacred Day Retreat. This day was all about creating space for the beautiful souls present to come back to themselves. It’s quite powerful to witness the shifts that happen when we disconnect from the energetic pulls in our daily life and give ourselves the time to simply BE. Even better, is when we can do this surrounded with high vibe people. It was a day to open our hearts and EXPAND our inner being.

We explored this theme of expansion as I shared some lessons that have been profoundly life changing for me these past few years.

What has helped me grow the most on a spiritual level, has been learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. I truly believe this to be one of the most powerful skills we can learn. From my experience, this is where real growth happens. In yoga, I teach people to find their edge and see if they can stay & breathe there long enough for their body to open and release. As B.K.S. Iyengar says: “The pose begins when you want to leave it.” The same holds true off your mat.

I have been outside my comfort zone many times over the past few years. However, I have also expanded more than I ever have on so many levels. I’ve learned to trust that everything happens in perfect divine timing. The real lesson has been for me to realize that fear & discomfort will always be along for the ride. My power lies in choosing to push through and move beyond these limitations. Author – Gay Hendricks, calls this our upper limit problem. I used to believe that one day I would feel completely confident and I would wait for that day to come. I know now, that confidence comes only by doing and showing up regardless of your comfort level. It’s a constant practice of exploring my edge – over and over. It has been so worth it.