Are you stuck in your comfort zone?

Are you stuck in your comfort zone?

Do you play it safe or are you a risk taker?

Are you someone who carefully measures every possible outcome prior to committing or do you jump into the adventure?  Most people I know lie closer to the safe side than the risky side.  I know I certainly do or did, but something began to shift.

Lions – lazy, comfortable and ready to pounce.

About 5 years ago, I promised myself that every year, I’d do something that scared me. 

I’ve gone zip-lining (unbelievable), parasailing unexpectedly peaceful), climbed to the top of Cathedral Rock in Sedona by my self (doing anything alone is a big deal for me), and stopped coloring my hair – yes, that was scary! To some people, these things may not sound like much, but for me they were pretty big deals.

Recently, I was asked to do a weekend training to develop potential. Saying yes was initially relatively easy – it was still months away.  But when the actual time came to participate, I simply did not want to do it, had really good reasons not to do it and tried my best to find excuses, to wiggle out of it.

But then I decided to make it my ‘scary thing’.  I turned to face my fears and said –  “make a Choice to take a Chance or your life will never Change.”

The training challenged me over and over again to step up my game, to show up when I was most afraid and to make different choices than is my habit.

And that’s what a well rounded yoga practice is about.  One of TKV Desikachar’s quotes that I love is: “Let your yoga practice be more clever than your habits”.The physical practice of yoga, is where you can question how you live inside your body.  And then there is real time, everyday yoga that can be even more intriguing – where you consciously make choices and take chances to create real change for your self.

Acknowledging the fear and taking the risk anyway, can lead us to live a more gracious, purposeful life.If this sounds intriguing to you, this Sunday I invite you to Free 2 hour Teacher Training Experience.

Much love, Patty

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