Posted by on Mar 15, 2010 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

We can plan and dream in our heads but we must be present in our bodies to take action, to move forward in our lives.

A lot of people think they can’t DO something until they are inspired. They think if they wait, inspiration will come and THEN they will do that great thing they thought of.

The truth is, action comes before inspiration.

In yoga, students are encouraged to find their soft edge, to stretch deep enough where you feel the stretch but do not feel pain. It is at this edge where the muscles release and then you can breathe in and stretch just a little bit further.

Moving BEYOND what is comfortable and safe is where real growth can happen.

So when was the last time you did something a little outside of your comfort zone?

It could be something that you’ve always wanted to do but were a little too scared, or something you never considered doing by yourself.

Maybe it’s going a movie by yourself, or taking yourself out for a lovely meal. Maybe you’ve always wanted to sign up for a class but didn’t want to do it alone.

I invite you to do something this week that challenges you. Maybe you’ll go on a solo road trip. Maybe you’ll get a massage. Maybe you’ll choose something you’ve wanted to do for a long time but just haven’t.

Choose something that takes you to your soft edge, that stretches you just to the other side of discomfort. It shouldn’t scare you, terrify you or put you in danger.

Ideally it will be something that, once you are doing it and looking back on it, you will feel an amazing sense of pride and accomplishment that, hey, I DID THAT!!

So get out and DO something!

Move out of your head and into your body and allow the space for inspiration to come.

Have a wonderful adventure!

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