1. I learned that I want to begin each morning in 2017 reading the words I wrote on November 9th 2016. "This morning I promise to be my best self. To be an outstanding mother, a passionate artist, a good friend, and an open hearted woman. I will get on the mat, create with great abandon in the studio, and remember that wherever there is a lock, there is always a key. I am sending love to those who need it and to those who don't think they do. I'm going to start here. Small but mighty."
2. My word for the year is PRACTICE. The art of having a practice, doing something daily, with consistency and commitment has been an incredible teacher. Practice has a much wider focus than just doing something over and over so that you become better at it. Practice can fill your entire being and at the same time be that simple truth that you know each day. If I do this, even just a little bit, every single day, I will improve, I will grow, I will feel it in my bones. Practice started for me this past year with yoga, but I want to expand the experience to many more aspects of my life. Think of my business as a practice, my art as a practice, motherhood as a practice and continue to commit to my practice on the mat.
3. Beginning next month I will be embarking on an advanced two year yoga training. I never imagined when I started yoga that I would be here. An instructor and taking incredible joy in watching my students do things they never imagined possible with their bodies. This new step in training will have me moving into a mentorship and apprentice role, going deeper into the teachings of yoga from the asanas to the philosophical, and areas of specialty. Yoga makes me want to learn more not for myself, but for my students. I find myself going up to people in Target and talking to them about what yoga blocks or mat would be best for them. I've NEVER done that before. With anything. And that is a clear message to me about giving this path my deep attention. The invitations to go deeper keep magically fitting in with my life. So I continue.
What did you learn today?