A completely different post. WoW people, feel free to stop following my blog if you're not into it. (I won't be offended. I promise.)
I got this from Oh She Glows, a healthy living blog that I follow. I know not everyone is into yoga or the "healthy living movement." I know I personally waver in and out of that crowd, depending on my life situation and how I'm feeling. But this really hit home for me, and I think others can relate.
"Zuda Yoga Teacher Training – 7 axioms/Universal Truths
1. You are exactly where you are supposed to be
2. Fear and pain are life’s greatest teachers
3. Laughter and play are the keys to the fountain of youth
4. Exercise and rest are the keys to vibrant health
5. Touch and intimacy are basic human needs
6. Everything is impermanent
7. Everything is connected
I love the first one especially- ‘You are exactly where you are supposed to be’.
I think that we can often get caught up in where we think we should be or where we want to be, but to realize that we are exactly where we should be at this very moment in time is very powerful.
To accept where we are at this moment helps remove the guilt that so many of us face every single day. To appreciate the times when we are struggling or having a bad day and to realize that even the moments that seem difficult, upsetting, flawed, or discouraging all have their particular place.
How many times have you been down on yourself because you felt like you should or shouldn’t have done something?
Or that you let someone down?
Or that you ate too much?
Or that you should have found a job by now?
Or that you should have had a baby by the time you hit 30?
Or that you shouldn’t have said something or you should have stood up to someone?
We all have regrets and we all have guilt, but often it helps to take a step back and to release some of the guilt that we all have over our heads.
We all make mistakes. We all have things we struggle with in life. But to realize that where we are right now is where we are supposed to be can be very freeing.
It does not mean that we have to stay in a negative situation; it simply means that everything has a learning purpose in our lives.
I always say that if I didn’t struggle so much with making the wrong career choice, I would never be where I am today. Sometimes we must go through hard times to really push ourselves and grow!
These 7 Universal Truths help me understand that every day has a place and purpose….even the bad ones."