I want something just like this ~ Kai Wai’s post 5/6

Everyone needs motivation in life. Be it spiritual, physical or mental. A goal, a push or an endless journey perhaps? I am no different. I always wanted to pursue for something more and do more in life but I never quite been able to answer what plans I have or what I want to do next. Irony, isn’t it?

The decision to pursue a YTT certification was however different. No one made me feel I wasn’t enough to get the certification. I may not be able to nail a good pincha mayurasana (forearm stand) nor attempt adho mukha vrksasana (handstand) yet, but the opportunity to be able to do it is always possible. All I need is to practice, practice and practice! Of course, proper guidance and adjustments from instructors and course-mates are important success factors too. The journey made me felt that all things will fall in place; all you need is patience with myself, my body and mentally stay strong. Didn’t they always say, “Celebrate life’s little success”? I see this happening right before my eyes as each day in YTT passes. I got stronger, happier and most importantly, satisfied with what life provided and will be providing going forward. I recall in my first blog post, I mentioned that the journey would be worth it although I did not know why exactly. Now I can confidently say it is because I found positive energy in it. There are times of frustration in practice too (we are all humans after all) but it will be melted out by the end of the day.

This brings me back to what we learnt about the 8 limbs of Yoga: Santosha (contentment) under Niyama (the DOs). Be grateful and satisfied with today whether on the mat or off the mat. If it makes you smile while doing it (even though it can be tough at times), the journey is worth taking. Every opportunity and missed opportunity bring a lesson to life and we grow from it. Trust me, I want something just like this.

I will leave you with a quote from T. Krishnamacharya:, “No one is wise by birth, for wisdom results from one own’s efforts.” We may not represent the entire universe but all of us make up the universe. Be humble and grow with each practice.

Till next time, namaste.