We are approaching Silvester and the beginning of a new year. 2017 is coming closer and I couldn’t be more excited to see what surprises and adventures the new year will bring…
Not to get sentimental or anything… But I’d say for myself this year has been the best of my life so far (don’t we always say that?) I’d say three words describe the past 365 days best: Change, Yoga and Self.
Literally I cannot even believe that I am the same person from one year ago. Not only have I grown stronger and better physically but I worked a lot on myself and have been able to reach a happier state. Of course as life goes I struggle too and I am not all the time happy and everything is fine (we all have our struggles). But generally, my level of well-being increased. Not only did I spend a month in Bali on my own (rather spontaneous decision, after the urge for change) but I started University in September again for a Master’s degree. I guess the biggest change has been, my growing passion for Yoga.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
As said, that was and still is definitely the main topic. I could not imagine a day without Yoga anymore. It has become part of my daily routine and probably it’s better to describe it as a new aspect of my life which influences everything I do. The best decision ever made was to leave on my own for Bali for a Ashtanga Teacher Training, where I met many wonderful unicorns from all around the globe. The most amazing teachers and of course the prettiest and most beautiful country I’ve ever been to. And what Yoga teaches me every day is to be ok with who I am, accept things and situation as they come. Furthermore, stop over-planning and being so strict all the time. (More in detail I’d love to dedicate a post next year :P)
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.
Of course somehow all three words are interconnected and relate to each other. The whole year I reflected a lot about myself, who I am, what is my purpose here and what do I want to do with my life. Surely not an easy topic and I had to dig into dark corners to possibly find (some/more) peace within myself. I’ve been always a perfectionist and the absolute crazy planner and organizing addict. Of course, I don’t want to say that these characteristics are bad in any ways, as they learned me a lot and I am very disciplined therefore. But somehow, you need to keep the balance and it’s also ok just to be sometimes: who cares if you are the best or if you have again a day full of appointments and meetings? It’s fine to take time just to be. Be here and now with you and yourself. (not easy but it’s worth to learn…)
“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?”
― Charles Bukowski
Cosily wrapped up in a comfy outfit I’ll leave you know and head for a walk outside in the nature. Hahah and possibly the last word would be nature. All the surrounding framework could be summed up with ‚back to nature’ – natural state of being <3
What are your main topics that describe your 2016 the best? Let me know <3