As we close out a decade and move into the 2020’s, many people are taking inventory of their last 10 years. What were you were doing in January of 2010? Take a couple of minutes to ponder these questions:
~ What was I celebrating 10 years ago?
~ What were some of the big, stand-out milestones of the decade?
~ What awards or accolades come to mind?
~ What felt like failure?
Consider, that as a society, we are prone to assess ourselves based on goals met and achievements acknowledged. It’s easier for our brains to think about our lives in this way (hey, EGO!) so many people go along with this without giving it a second thought.
However, yoga asks us to consider how we’ve progressed on our spiritual path, prompting us to ask ourselves questions like these:
~ How have my relationships changed?
~ Are there brand new people in my life 10 years later?
~ How do I show love to those people?
~ Who have I had to let go of? Who have I mourned?
~ How have I done with my inner work?
~ How has my soul grown and stretched to new levels, especially in regard to my capacity to love?
~ How do I show love to myself today compared to 10 years ago?
I bet that even if you haven’t given this considerable thought until right now, you can accept that some measurable growth in your spiritual journey has occurred. The most wonderful thing about this kind of growth is that it never ends. We are always evolving. Change is inevitable. We become better at embracing inevitability as time goes on if we embrace the process of transformation.
We must stay curious and open-minded on this journey of self-realization. Congratulations to your soul's evolution in the 2010's! 🙂
Megan Ridge Morris, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP, CD, is a co-owner of ChildLight Education Company. She is the author/creator of ChildLight’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (also a Registered Prenatal Yoga School / RPYS). She brings her expertise off the mat as a Certified Doula. In addition, she facilitates the ChildLight Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Teacher Training. Megan discovered yoga in 2006 as an acting intern after graduating from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Theatre Arts. She's been studying yoga for over a decade and teaching as a full-time, professional yoga teacher since 2008. Megan completed a 500-hour teacher training through The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem and has been a co-teacher of their 200-hour teacher training program since 2009. She specializes in teaching yoga to beginners, expecting moms, babies and toddlers. She lives in Bethlehem, PA with her husband and two children.