All I don't need is one more thing to do, one more challenge. I am a business owner, I have been feeling overwhelmed lately - teaching several yoga classes per week, planning and scheduling yoga teacher training, the paperwork, the accounting...all the things a business owner does...and I am supposed to embody what I am teaching as well. That is my challenge. ( http://www.yogaprairie.com/ )
Someone asked me a couple of weeks ago how the yoga studio was doing...I don't know what I answered, but it came out like: I haven't made any money for 3 years AND I work all the time. They then asked me: WHY are you doing it then?
I have been thinking about that question for the past 3 years - ever since I began working 10-12 hour days. Why ? This week I came to a really interesting conclusion. Everyone that walks into that studio to practice and learn yoga is expecting the doors to stay open, and I am doing that. Whatever...I could explain for hours why I am doing this.
I'm not going to. I'm going to tell you what my guru/teacher Ishwar Puri says. "How do you know if you are serving God's will? - What IS God's will?" "All you have to do is look at your circumstances...if there is a shovel in your hand - dig. If there is a pen in your Hand, write". Whatever circumstances you find yourself in, God's will is for you to serve in that way.
So the 40-day yoga challenge is, simply for me, to do God's will. Practice yoga. That's what yoga teachers are supposed to do : ). Namaste, Karen