Many times we know we want to spring into action and yet we’re stopped by our own inability to act. Take for example my student and friend, let’s call her "Sally." Just the other day, Sally was telling me how she knows she needs to make some changes in her life to evolve into the better woman she knows she can be for herself and for others.
I love you, Sally.
Sally tells me that she even knows what strategies to put in place to become who she wants to be: She’s gonna do a detox to give her body the space it needs, she's gonna start her days with yoga because she knows yoga works!, she's gonna start talking more with her live-in boyfriend to smooth out all of their communication kinks, and she's gonna revamp her career (or if necessary look for a new job). Sally got plans and goals, that much is clear. But then she tells me she's waiting for her life to settle. You see, Sally has a lot going on, she got some family situation which may affect her traveling schedule in the near future, she has a new boss at work and you know how that goes, she is experiencing a stomach thing that she hasn’t figured out quite yet, and the boyfriend communication thing, you know, makes things at home a bit tense right now.
Oh, Sally, my heart is heavy for you, because that's a lot, I've been there and I hear you, you're waiting for the right time. The time when the yogic detox will go smoothly, because who want to do a half-ass detox? You’re waiting for genuine motivation to do your yoga first thing in the morning, because one needs to show up authentically to the mat, right? You’re waiting for the right words to say to the boyfriend, because presentation is everything when it comes to we-have-to-talk moments, isn’t that what your therapist says? You’re waiting to get clear on what you want from a career because your Dharma deserves an auspicious space, because isn’t that how Dharma works?
Well, this is what I told Sally. There’s never a good time for your wellness evolution. “Shift” is always hitting the fan, specially when you’re ready to implement your perfect evolutionary plans. You either sit in peace while the “shift” drips down your walls, making your life feel like a total hot mess or you begin to thoroughly, imperfectly execute your perfect strategy.
This is what I know to be true, the Universe will meet you right where you’re at, so where do you want the Universe to meet you at?
If like Sally, you know you need a yogic cleanse to get you started, please join the community Reboot + Reset I'm leading at Abhaya Yoga- DUMBO, get a full description of the reboot and register HERE. Let your potential emerge this Fall, if you have been waiting for the right cleanse for you, this is it.