Day 5 - January 29, 2016

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For 42-years (almost 43!) I have been on a journey to find myself.  The road has been long and somewhat treacherous at times.  More than once I have wanted to give up altogether.  What I have found in yoga is a better understanding of myself on this journey.  Each practice, no matter how long or short, I take that time to ignore the world around me, no school assignments, no kids that need (fill in the blank), no work deadlines, or dishes that need to be washed and put away.  It’s just me, on my mat, with my breath, my body, and my mind.  Sometimes in a pose, I can feel my muscles quiver, and I want to get out of the posture as soon as possible, but I breathe through it, I hold, and prove to myself that I CAN! 

For many years, I have been my own worst enemy.  I take responsibility for the decisions I have made, and I express gratitude for the lessons I have learned based on those decisions.   My past does not define me if anything it has refined me (thank you for that, Kurt).  I am a better version of myself today than I was yesterday, and I’m counting that as a daily win in the game of life.  I can look in the mirror and smile at the woman I have become; it has taken me a long time to get to this place.

Aum Shanti!