As hard as it is not knowing what is going to happen tomorrow, or where something will lead us, sometimes we must have faith and trust that there is something greater than us out there, and that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes it is hard to see the reason at first, but this force will guide us and help us through even the hardest of times.
For a while now I have been asking myself, 'is it really worth it?'. A life in the corporate world, a daily, miserable commute, sitting behind a screen all day feeling my back tighten and tension forming with every new email into my inbox, inwardly counting down the time until the 'working day' was over. This really cannot be what life is all about, surely there is a better way..
So recently I took a big leap of faith into the unknown. Before I took the decision I found myself being incredibly indecisive, anxious and doubting every single step. Even though I knew that deep down that this is what I want to do, it was still not easy! What if it doesn't work? What will I do? How will I pay my bills? Doubts filled my head trying to sway my heart, and at times almost managing..but deep down I had this little voice that could barely be heard telling me to take the leap. The doubts continually morphed and came and went, but the little voice was always there.
Deciding to honor that little voice and put my corporate job on hold has been one of the best decisions I have made so far! Since leaving the rat race, I completed my intensive yoga teachers training course in India and started up my LahLah yoga classes & this website. The course was not easy, it was 6am-7pm everyday with approximately 4hours of physical yoga practice a day as well as meditation & pranayama, yogic philosophy & history, yoga anatomy & alignment as well as teaching techniques. It was intense to say the least both physically & emotionally, but I loved every second of it and am so excited to now be able to share and spread this new knowledge I have gained.
It has been a big step giving up financial security in pursuit of a passion, but I feel a huge relief since having taking the decision and started along this new path in transformation from a corporate caterpillar into a yogi butterfly!
Sometimes you need to take a leap into the unknown, and hope that magic is waiting for you on the other side. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. If it is not, all is never lost, and I have faith that I will be able to put myself back on track, a happier, healthier person for having made this leap.
As Neale Donald Walsch once said, "life begins at the end of your comfort zone", so here I am! What are you waiting for?