My working- partner of 6 years and counting, Shirly always reminded me how already lucky that i touches the yoga path comparably in young age. I know, and i do remind myself everyday to put those acquired knowledge into good use.
During one of my lowest point in life, when i thought i've just murdered myself emotionally---- i was having such a lousy mood on the plane all by myself. Just wanted to be left alone on that journey.
This flight attendant walked up to me, with a wide smile, offered me a packet of nuts-- i rejected his offer initially, and he went on jingling the packet in front of me-- as if trying to make a child happy with candies ( i felt like that, seriously!) I looked at him and smiled for his nice gesture, and took the packet.
Told myself that moment,
" Adeline, you just have to meet one good soul, and everything will fall into place nicely."
And it did. I begin to experience how my choices & lifestyle is creating a positive effects in the different connections & relationships with the people around me. For once, i knew that the universe had been taking care of me.
This, i am truly glad that i started the yoga path early-- acquired at least the basic tools to maintain some level of sanity in the most insane situations i am/was in.
I know that even if my whole world seems to be shattering, i can always fall back on my yoga practice with full trust. The yogic tools will always be there for my use to fix the pieces together.
I've been through times when doubts, objections & expectations being thrown at me all at once--- every time when i thought i'm going to lost my ground, or even doubting myself so much;
I forced myself to the mat and practice---no matter how difficult it is or how much i wanted to avoid.
Growth happens in most difficult time; i must admit that practicing yoga has accelerated the rate of maturity and my perception towards many things that i didn't manage to see in the past.
So, i'm secretly glad that i traded off corporate job & a degree paper for an"unpopular" choice of being a yoga teacher.
I too want to pass a small message to all practitioners who had already dropping into a couple of yoga classes on & off many times--- start appreciating your time and effort for investing part of your life on the mat and the practice....
Because, one of this day, you will be real grateful that you have these yogic tools in your pocket that to survive in thunderstorms :)