You don’t have to search anywhere else.
The freedom you seek is within. The happiness you seek is right there too.
The truth about your being and reality, which maybe you did or maybe you didn’t know was part of the puzzle, is right there as well. The truth of your path, your dharma, is within you.
How do you find out what there is to know if it is within?
You have to be quiet.
You have to quieten the busy mind and drop back from it.
When you give up all the mental habits and desires you may well find a sort of profound joy and okay-ness.
And then perhaps a glimmer of insight as to your path will bubble up and become apparent. Where you are right now is perfect for now. Sometimes it is perfect for later on too, but we all know that change is inevitable. Maybe in stillness we get a little nudge about moving in a certain direction. And if you listen quietly maybe the message gets clearer or maybe it fades away.
I have always found that projects and ideas have presented themselves, and rightly or wrongly I have tended to follow the little nudges. Some have been more outwardly ‘successful’ than others but I always grow and learn from them.
The nudges I have followed are many, here are a few:
*Do yoga teacher training (way, way back in 2001!)
*Teach meditation as well as yoga
*Teach mother and baby yoga
*Teach yoga for breast cancer
*Write a book
*Buy our house in Mordialloc (moving to the beach from the eastern suburbs where we had spent most of our married life)
*Create yoga off the mat contemplation cards
*Blog and chat about the contemplation cards
*Create an online course that takes people to a state of inner freedom
Some of these projects had a natural duration and others continue. The thing I have found is to stay open and to stay tuned in to the inner voice, so to speak.
Life presents us with opportunities as well as what might be seen as challenges. These are the ups and downs of any life. How we accept and ride those waves is up to us. Spend some time tuning into your inner wisdom and you might find that everything really is okay. You really can feel a sense of inner joy and okay-ness. Maybe even great bliss and love. That is always my wish for you.
Much more meaning than is teased out here can be taken from these cards, this is just a starting point.
You can purchase your own set of these ‘Yoga off the mat, contemplations to enrich your practice’ cards from the store HERE and postage is free in Australia. They make a perfect gift too.
The gorgeous original picture on the front of each card is by Gayle Stone Art.
*If you are interested in the possibility of experiencing more inner freedom in your life, then my online course Fluff-free freedom might be just perfect for you. Find out more HERE