I teach several classes of yoga every week. I enjoy searching for affirmations, intentions, and quotes to inspire me. I use them so I can also touch and inspire my friends as well as my students. Years ago when I first began saving these pearls of wisdom, I would search for a specific inspiration that could lift my spirits. Over time, these pages became an entire binder that I would carry with me to every class I taught. Even more powerful, the students would come up to me at the end of each class and say how much that saying touched them. It was exactly what they needed to hear, they said. They were so thankful and it was clear they meant it. It is such an incredible feeling to be able to reach other people that way, in their time of need.
When these things happen there is a connection between people in that exact time and space. Call it fate, karma, coincidence, or luck. But whatever you call it, this feeling can change the way you or that person feels about their situation, themselves, or that certain someone in their life. It can often help them better understand or better deal with a problem they are facing. You can have that effect. How awesome is that?! Pretty awesome and it doesn’t have to stop there.
As it turns out, on this particular day just before Linda and I were to have a blog meeting, I came upon this serendipitous quote:
“Stop looking for a partner.
Focus on your goals and rebuilding your life.
The right person will eventually find their way to you.”
By: Robert Tew
I quickly took a screenshot of it and decided that the universe was telling me something that I needed to hear. It occured to me at that moment that it would make for a great blog topic. I have spent most of my life in a rush, my mind constantly thinking. I have at times felt that unless I’m doing multiple things simultaneously, I don’t feel as though I’ve accomplished much of anything. I will start several projects that can take me all day (and I mean ALL DAY) to complete. Inevitably utter exhaustion sets in and I become unable to enjoy anything else going on.
Looking for someone to share my life with is no different. I put as much energy into that as I do my children, career or this blog and eventually something has to give. What I realized then and what this quote was telling me is to “STOP”, “SLOW DOWN”, and “ENJOY THE JOURNEY”. Once you do that everything will fall into place. This is just one of the life lessons as a mom, daughter, friend, partner, employee, teacher and student I am excited to work on.
“So often we become so focused on the finish line that we fail to enjoy the journey.”
By: Dieter F. Uchtdorf