That is what my mom said to me tonight when I told her for the 64th time that I want to be a yoga teacher.
Doesn’t she realize that I have never felt closer to my wisest, most intelligent self than I have in yoga teacher training?
So yea, whatever I get it, yoga is not all there is to life and it’s not all that I am “good” at, and it’s not all that I will ever be. But it’s what I want to learn more about RIGHT NOW and I think that’s more important than anything else.
Yogi Bhajan of Kundalini Yoga said:
If you want to learn something, read about it.
If you want to understand something, write about it.
If you want to master something, teach it.
Lady GaGa had her Thanksgiving special on Thursday. The hour and a half show was conceived and directed by GaGa. She has mastered herself, and taught 5.4 million tv watching fans what she has learned in the process.
A lot of the time she was talking about being bullied in school when she was younger and being an outcast blah blah blah. Anyway, I think those “Before IIIIIII was famous, I was sUch a loser” stories are dumb and annoying. It’s hard for me to relate to those things because I’ve honestly never been bullied, or called a loser, or not invited to sit at the cool kids table - even in high school, I’m sorry, I just haven’t. I was the prom queen for Christ’s sake, I mean really, my problems were SMALL. I don’t think that makes me better or worse off than Lady GaGa or other people because they’ve had “troubled childhoods” or “financial hardship” or divorced parents or whatever, we all have our “stuff” and that “stuff” in yoga is called “samskaras” or impressions. What matters is realizing that “stuff” is just “stuff” and recognizing the difference between how you currently live your life RIGHT NOW because of that stuff, versus how you WANT to live your life right now (because who really gives a **** about your problems)
I used to think I was at a disadvantage or something because I haven’t suffered very much or been through enough struggle to make like a really juicy celeb success story. Nothing like that helped me realize that life really iS short and you really should take advantage of every second of every day. Yoga helped me realize that. Why should I wait for that life-turning moment to change me? Why should I wait to be put down, when I could help bring people up? Why don’t I do something intelligent? Like not wait around for life to change me, and rather change something about life?
Gosh Violz, you’re always so right, and you don’t even know how, or why, or what you’re right about. But I’m listening, I get it. Even if you don’t get me.