How Do You Walk Through Life?

I teach yoga. And, you would think that most people who walked into the room, would be open. Open to the possibilities of how the class will unfold in whatever way it will. Open to different styles, Open to – whatever – that happens – to be, – ending with – just perfect, in that time and place. Today, a student walked in first unhappy that I wasn’t the teacher that she had wanted, even though she had never taken a class from me before. Then asking if I was going to turn the heat off on a cold morning, with temperature inside the room hovering at low 70‘s, because the artificial heat would bother her asthma, she declared. I thought the cold would be better than a student who couldn’t breathe, so I honored her request.  Then while warming the students up, and easily noticing that she had not been following my warm up, since she was right in front of me in the front row. She screams out. Oh come on. Is this an hour long class, Yes, I said. Then in her sarcastic tone, Well can you speed it up already. Disregarding again, all of the other students, in her wannabe, I guess, private class.  Disregarding all the other students who are regulars to my 6:30 am morning flow, who know my class, who were today practicing in the cold for her, and who were now, being disrupted by the outburst.

I tried to keep my composure and continue the class in a calm, positive, and uplifting place.  But, as she was having to deal with me, which clearly wasn’t what she wanted, I and the other students were having to deal with her, in what clearly wasn’t the experience that we had wanted. We’re not going to be all things to all people. Some will like us, and some will not. Who knows whats going on in her life personally… All I could do is remain clam, grounded, and positive. Teaching the class, as I had intended, for the good of all.  I think we both came around. She looked like she relaxed as I gave her an assist in shavasana, sending love as I did it.  When the class was over, she calmly walked out of the room when she left.

You can’t be all things to all people, but you can decided how you will handle all things. Walking in the path of kindness, happiness, and love, is not about pretending that life is always easy and working the way you have perceived it, but it’s about how we respond to the challenges that life brings us.

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

From Me to You – Thank You!

Looking around, I can see I have so much to be thankful for, I can see everything that is right in my life. And, from time to time, I also notice what doesn’t work. As soon as I realize what I’m doing, I refocus, and begin again to appreciate all that’s working in my life.  That list is always longer when I break it down. Learn to nurture and appreciate all the good things in your life, and thats what you’ll get more of. Focus on gratitude, and the rest will work it’s self out.

Think about it this way…Once, you gave someone a gift of time, or money, or objects. You gave it freely, but the receiver never thanked you, never appreciated your efforts. You might of even given to this receiver more than once, but eventually you got it. They were never going to thank you, and the urge to give to them stopped too.

The same is true for you…if you want to receive all the good that is to come your way, you need to appreciate every little thing that has come your way. It makes people feel good to give, appreciate it, because we know it feels good to receive. Feel good all the time – give when you can, and appreciate all that you have.

Make everyday a day of Thanksgiving…

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi

-Thank you for reading. Thank you for sharing. Thank you, for being you 🙂