A few weeks back I realized that I became so used to bending my knees a lot in standing forward fold, due to tight everything in my legs, that I wasn't getting much of a stretch anymore. I have been consciously working on straightening my knees enough that I actually feel a stretch once again. I have to remember that only by pushing myself, will I grow.
When I first started yoga, my forward fold looked more like a weird squat because I really was that tight. Through my own practice and teaching others, I'm much closer to that folding in half I am looking for, thanks to pushing myself.
Now, what does that have to do with life off the mat? During this same time frame, a new opportunity was dropped in my lap. I have been searching for a new job for sometime. My growth has been stunted for a number of years in my current position. A recruiter called me out of the blue, had a job that she was trying to hire for, and set me up with an interview. I have had a few interviews, one I have even recounted on this blog. After being at this company for six years, I felt out of sorts. Lots of questions and doubts hanging over me.
Then I remembered that the reason I have been looking elsewhere is I am ready to grow. Thanks to my practice, and many of my loved ones, I found the courage to make this happen. While I am still not officially at the new place of employment, I have set all the pieces in motion and am waiting for that first Monday coming up very soon.
I am remembering to push myself.
Namaste my friends,