Stuck In Your World

I have a friend who’s world is so small. They seem stuck physically and emotionally. They’re literally hardening in place, and speaking of how much they don’t like it there. With their job, home, and the people around them. And to know surprise, but to them, everything stays the same.  Years go by and their world seems to be caving in on them, getting smaller and smaller, since they can’t see anything else, or anyway out.

It doesn’t matter how many positive words are spoken to them, or options given to them. In their world nothing can change, and we watch them physically and emotionally grow weaker. So hardened, but wanting something, and still being unable to see the steps to make it happen.

Most of us have had some aspect of this, feeling stuck or trapped, we may pause for a moment but eventually move forward. Knowing that everyday can be different, bringing new and wonderful opportunities.

My advice is, if you see aspects of yourself in this scenario right now, go to a Yoga class. Consider it phase one on your new transformation. Yoga is about bringing you to stillness, a place of inner listening, bringing you to a place of peace. You’ll be healthier, happy, and you”ll  know what move to make next.

Make the changes, just go, and one day you will breathe in, and you’ll breathe a little deeper,  sink a little farther in your stretch, and balance a little longer in the pose. And, the same will begin to happen with your whole life. Changing one thing, changes the whole. Nothing happens overnight, just lots of little steps. Make the effort – just go to a class, even if you don’t really try when your there. But, by being there and moving just ever so slightly, you’ve made progress, and have opened up your world. The key is just to keep going. Eventually you will get to the place you want to be. Whatever that may be, but just keep going, keep moving forward. Make the change, and everything will begin to become clearer. You won’t be hardened any more… Just loose, loose and open to the changes that are coming.

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi



Balance – It’s All Good!

You can’t expect abundance to work in just one direction. If the tide only came in we would all drown. – Unknown

Yin and Yang, Hot and Cold, Darkness and Light, Male and Female, Positive and Negative, all seemingly forces that oppose one another, and yet they are connected, as with everything in life.

For peace and balance in life, we strive to hit the middle swing of the pendulum, moving so slowly back and forth, that it could go unnoticed. Ever so gently flowing with the ebb and flow of life. Gracefully living with ease. But, the tides can be strong, and so can the swing of the pendulum, or any opposing force. At times like these, we must adapt, gently pushing back in the opposite direction, until the waves dissipate, and we can slowly regain the peaceful flow. We must remember however, that the interactions are good and all forces are needed, creating opportunities for transformations, clearing paths, or getting rid of what doesn’t serve us. 

So, no matter where you are in life, just remember – it’s all good.

Just a thought…

Love Goldi

Counterpose For a Balanced Life

We bend so that we don’t break.  In yoga we do counterposes to balance out our bodies. If we twist to the right, we twist to the left. If we bend forward, we counter with bending backward.  Most of us live busy lifestyles, we give to our work, our bosses, employees, or customers. At home we give to our families, parents, children, spouses, siblings, and friends. Some of us also try to remain happy and positive, by exuding joyfulness to the strangers we meet along the way. We bend so far one way however, we sometimes forget our most important self.

So remember to do your counterposes, bend the other way by taking care of you! Give to yourself so that you can continue to give to others. Fill yourself up with joy, and gratitude for all that you have. Feed your mind by reading, seeing, and feeling happy thoughts; and in your body by exercising and eating right. Stay completely healthy for yourself first, and for those around you.  It’s the most unselfish thing you can do – taking care of you.

Just a thought,

Love, Goldi