Good evening guys, how is it going today? All is well with me just wrapped up a day at work and heading off to get a few things to hopefully do a more hands on sorta blog post later on this week, it’s a secret! =) But other than a little bit of shopping I will be off to a hot yoga class much later in the evening which tonight I will be trying a different style of yoga which I have been warned is very tough! This style of yoga is called Vinyasa, have any of you attended yoga taught in this style? Let me know in the comments below! I am super excited and nervous to try it, excited to try something new, learn new poses and nervous because I am worried that 5 minutes in I will be thinking “what the heck am I doing to myself!?” But! I will not let my nerves get the best of me, so keep posted I will for sure be giving you guys the inside scoop on today’s class! Another interesting tidbit about today is that it is my anniversary with my lovely boyfriend! Yep guys, we are that couple that count every monthaversary I know some people think its cheesy but! I think it’s thoughtful especially after so long I still look forward to each month we make together! Today marks 5 years and 7 months =) so Happy Anniversary to my loveeeeee! Now without further ado, back to why we are here…Next Stop – BROKEN!
I have been attending hot yoga for the past few weeks and every time the main instructor teaches she will start us off with a thought or a metaphor to put things into perspective. Sometimes these things are related to topics that cross our minds daily or it may be something we do not like to think about as it may make us uncomfortable or sometimes it is simply things we tend to overlook that needs more awareness. I personally enjoy this about the instructor and her class very much as I like when something sticks in my head and I think and think and think even more… I guess I honestly just like thinking about things which can be good and bad! A few weeks ago she started our session off by saying we are all broken, in life we are constantly built up and broken down which she then went on to say that the yoga studio we practice in is a safe environment for us and once we step out we will most likely be broken again as reality will hit. Since then, my mind has been lingering around the words she spoke…
Is being broken a part of life?
Now, when I use the word broken I am not referring to one specific problematic part of life as life I believe can try to break you in many different aspects whether it is health wise, financially, relationships, self-esteem, mentally, etc. There are many well-known sayings that justify the hard parts of life which very well can be translated into being broken but most of these sayings will end on a good note as well, let’s look at some!
“Failure is not the opposite of success, its part of success”
“We learn from failure not from success”
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”
“If at first you don’t succeed try again”
Here are some fairly well known quotes that start with a negative but mellow out with a positive outlook. When I read these quotes I gather that yes, tough times is bound to happen, failure is bound to arise, disappointment is bound to come up but all in all without those struggles success and fulfillment would not be possible. Does anyone agree with me or disagree with me? Let me know below and totally no judgement I’d love to hear your thoughts =) it will give me more to think of!
Although this is what I gather and it makes sense to me as I have grown up to learn “life is not a bed of roses” (another good example) it is also strange for me to accept and think that being broken is a must in life, no ifs, ands, or buts! But then I think again and think again and say hmm…I think my instructor is so right because I don’t think I know anyone personally that has gone through life without disappointment or heartache. It’s sad to think that to get to where we all desire to be we must be broken time after time but I guess it shows us truly how strong we are as we continue to push through which inevitably makes for a stronger you & I. I for one can say I have gone through a few things in my life that I definitely thought at that very moment was the end of the end, yet here I am! Stronger & wiser but I am sure there is tons ahead of me that will bring me right back to that panic mode.
Thank you guys for reading, I hope you enjoyed and this post sparked a thought or two! Please share with me below if you think being broken is just a part of life or if it can be avoided completely! Off to yoga, let’s see what I will learn tonight =)
Byes! Until the next Lifestyleforyoureyes post