Yoga class began with the teacher saying, “Hold out your hands to receive something you truly desire.”
As we extended our hands, palms up, he softly quoted Rumi: ‘What you seek is seeking you.”
I, with arms outstretched, stood transfixed.
What if that were true? What if my desire is heading towards me like a heat seeking missile?)? What if (gasp!) I no longer needed to struggle?
It felt farfetched, but during Downward Dog, I made a decision. I’m taking Rumi’s words as gospel truth.
As I sank into Child’s Pose, I remembered a poster that once hung in my office with a quote from Richard Bach: “You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true.” Then, in tiny letters: “You may have to work for it, however.”
At this point, I am in Warrior Pose, which feels quite fitting. By Savasana, the final resting pose, I’m fired up, ready to work.
I raced home, eager to start working on a brand-new program, something I’ve been dreaming about doing for years, but kept procrastinating because it’s on a subject I hadn’t taught before. (Hint: it’s not financial but spiritual).
I’ve created countless classes in my career, but the process was always painful. My ego would scream, “This is sh*t!” and I’d have to push myself to power through.
Now, after that yoga class, I was determined to not only create this program, but do it with ease and joy.
Though I’m far from finished, I can honestly say it’s been a very different experience. Instead of panicking when it wasn’t perfect, I’m actually enjoying the creative process, trusting that Rumi was right.
Amazing how a tiny shift in perception can have such a big impact.
What about you? Is there something you desire to bring to fruition? What would happen if you decided to create it with ease and joy? Tell me about it in the comments below.