So here is the big news: We are going to India!
We are for real going. Like, we already got our plane tickets for real going.
Through the help of friends and family, we were able to actually book our flight and make this trip a reality. The plan is to spend four weeks in Mysore studying Ashtanga Yoga with Saraswati at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, and then spend ten days traveling to North India, where, above all else, I want to see the holy Ganges river.
Its been an interesting ride the last several weeks getting to this point. More major career changes have occurred, so that I am really seeing and believing how to successfully integrate my passions for yoga, writing, and lawyering into my perfect career package.
And I haven’t posted in a while, mainly because I have been in a nose-to-the-grindstone frame of mind, seeing clearly what needs to be done and doing it in the career zone. It has also been a great time for introspection and surrender. I’ve had to go with the flow and just trust that things were going to work out when major changes hit. As it turns out those scary changes – including downsizing at the law office and leaving my yoga teaching job at a local gym – are part of what is going to enable some really cool career stuff when I get back, including more time devoted to writing (whoot!).
That letting go process can be rough, and I’ve noticed my own internal tendencies to place blame in order to feel better about changes.
I think its a natural defense mechanism that comes into play whenever there is a “break-up” – whether its personal or work-related or otherwise. We start to convince ourselves how much better off we are now that the change has been made.
Maybe that isn’t such a bad thing; it enables us to move on without looking back. The problem is that it creates more karma – more cause and effect – because of the attachment those thoughts create. And those thoughts don’t reflect the whole truth as perspectives tend to change with time.
All that being said I am feeling pretty stoked about life. Starting with India at the end of this month. I almost can’t believe it is really happening.