Somedays we feel like life is a big treadmill... get up, get dressed, go to work, have lunch, go home to pay the bills, cook dinner, go to bed......Blah Blah Blah. I recall this feeling all too well,
Ironically an ex-colleague told me one day when I was in my early twenties that "One day you will feel like you are a rat coming out of the sewer!" . At the time this meant nothing to me, but his words came back to be a negative mantra by which I was living.
"One day you will feel like you are a rat coming out of the sewer!"
This is what I now call my "old life". I was out of control of my own destiny, I had become a clone of everyone else and I didn't recognise how this had happened. We had lots of stuff, the lovely big house in the country, the great jobs and a healthy bank balance... from the outside we had everything. The truth was we worked our butts off. we worried about paying the mortgage and school fees if we lost our jobs. Far too much sleep was lost worrying about the what ifs.
In 2013 I decided that my life was my own, and something that I wanted to share with my family and friends. Thats when I found Yoga. This wasn't some great enlightenment moment, but a gradual exploration of myself and challenging the status quo. Through my own journey Ive seen how it can change your perspective on what matters. I've pushed my physical and mental boundaries to make changes, and I'm only at the start of my journey. Im not unique in this. Today I went to a Kundalini class in NZ and met 2 lovely ladies who sat chatting about the complete 180 that they had done in the lives... not a mid life crisis but a reality check.
So how can you make the change? . there is no magic formula to this. You have to start simple and get to know who you are an what makes you tick