Hey there friends! Can you believe it’s Thursday already? I feel like this week has flown by but you won’t hear any complaints from this girl, the sooner the weekend is here, the better! As I have shared, the cross country transition has been challenging – exciting but scary and overwhelming too! Phil and I will continue to face hurdles with our transition through the coming months but that is totally okay – we have each other, we’re in a beautiful city with lots to see and explore, we have a roof over our heads, clothing on our backs, food in the fridge, and we’re about to start our lives together…life is good. Now, I can’t say I feel like that all the time but I am working on it, and today, things feel possible!One area of study during my 200hr teacher training was Philosophy and we spent a fair amount of time looking into the Yamas and the Niyamas – these are basically the don’t and do’s of yoga and they comprise 2 of the 8 limbs of yoga. For me, focusing on one specific Niyama, Santosha or contentment/optimism of self, is helping keep things in perspective. Just like any virtue, Santosha isn’t necessarily something you achieve but rather something you’re constantly striving for/working on throughout your lifetime.Since it felt like I was in a rut, focusing on negative things for a little while, I wanted to find something that would help bring things back around, and for me it’s this idea of Santosha – this contentment in yourself & your surroundings, this acceptance of others and where you exist in the world is powerful. My goal, is to find Santosha each day, if only briefly, and remind myself that life is good & things are possible!
’til next time, keep smiling! 🙂