Last week I shared with you how I used to be a master pretender and how I let my limiting beliefs hold me back.
This week I’ve been feeling the dust settle from the fall out of the personal and challenging event that has recently impacted my life. The Easter break could not have been better timed as I’ve needed this time to be able to take long dog walks, catch up with friends and sleep when I’ve needed to and practice gentle restorative yoga.
I don’t know about you but sometimes I feel as if I’m living in a snow globe, I think life is a snow globe! Every now and then it gets all shook up; at the moment that I’m no longer in a blizzard I can turn more of my energies and focus on my goals. Just like the figurines or images in a snow globe, my goals and plans are always there, just sometimes they are obscured by the snow.
Time to re-focus and polish my lens, I called my mentor and coach Debbie Leaf as I decided I wanted to create a vision board, (I am referring to having fun cutting out images from magazines, haven’t done that in a looonng time!), this is something we will be doing on our retreat and I wanted to experience doing one for me. Debbie’s advice is to start with images that inspires you and you connect with, then get clear on the purpose of the board; great, I know what the purpose is for me, but what if you just know you want something to shift but you can’t put your finger on it. This is the beauty of what else yoga has to offer, the jewel that often gets forgotten now the media focus is about touching your toes, taking time to move your body, find stillness and truly relax gives space for getting clear on your purpose. The vision board helps you to – er visualise your goals and with Debbie’s help refine them so that they are achievable.
During our discussion we talked about how it is important to seek help when we are stuck and how many people and in particular, women struggle to do this. It shows a chink in our amour and in essence our vulnerability. After our chat I remembered a time during my Yoga Therapy training course where I was so nervous; like everyone on the course, we all had to take it in turns to stand in front of the group, make an assessment of the person we were working with and decide what yoga therapy movement was appropriate for what we saw. I was like a rabbit in headlights, because I did not want to make a mistake and look stupid, I was vulnerable.
Why does being vulnerable mean we are weak? I think, it can show the real us, that we are open to learn, grow and change just as our yoga practice does, it allows us to reveal the jewels that we are.
If you are interested in creating your own vision board and taking an active step in creating your future whilst taking time t nourish and nurture your body, learn more about our retreat here.
I’d love to hear about your challenges and if your vulnerability has actually helped you to move forward.