Before I left to travel around Europe back when I was 23 years old, a friend gave me a journal that had this Anais Nin quote on the cover -⠀
“And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ⠀
I remember how much it spoke to me as I packed up a carload of my belongings, sold the rest, left my job and headed to Europe without more than a two week tentative plan. I just felt like I was meant to read that quote. I even got a flower tattooed onto my foot during my travels to remind me of it (that is a crazy story in itself!) Every now and then I will come across it in a book, or someone will ask me what my tattoo is... (told you it was a good story! 😂) It reminds me, though, to let my freak flag fly if I start hiding parts of myself that don’t fit in with the people I’m with; to take risks and do the things I’m afraid of, even if there is a very good chance that I’ll fail; and to follow that voice inside of me that believes that I can live the life of my wildest dreams. Hiding away, all tucked up is hard work. Just the image of this quote is so freeing. Let’s all blossom together. ❤️❤️💕
I would like to say a very special Thank You to the beautiful souls who came to this mornings yoga class.
I believe everything in life happens for a reason and people are where they are meant to be. This can be very hard to deal with in traumatic situations but there is always a lesson for us to learn.
I was prompted by my inner self (my soul) to share in class and so I did. I could have chosen not to as I knew what I shared would be quite emotional.
Thank you caring students for simply just being there in our safe space at Tara Yoga and also for all the kind words. 😊🙏💜💜