Happy Monday, how was your week? We hope it was great. Our week over here was definitely eventful, as our very own Samara moved to San Francisco! We are so excited for this journey ahead of her and so happy for her for fulfilling the dream she has had to live in California for years.
So, in the spirit of this new adventure, today's #MindfulnessMonday post if inspired by this quote by Zig Ziglar: "We cannot start over but we can begin now and make a new ending". We love this quote because it is all about progress, growth and taking ownership of our own destiny. Our pasts will always be our pasts and we should value them and embrace all that we learnt in all of our experiences. And then when we decide to make a change, to dive in and create the life we desire. Of course, this is not simple, but it's possible. What was will always be, but what comes next, is ours for the making.
This is true in major life decisions, as well as on our mats. Let's say we start a class and we are overwhelmed by our day and our obligations and deadlines and our mind is full of chatter and we're not breathing and we are just going through the motions. If we are in a public class, we can't stop 20 minutes in and say, "hey, sorry, can we start over? I wasn't focused". But, we can stop ourselves, take a few moments to breathe and set an intention and move through our practice more mindfully. And in the end of it, we can notice that we had a pretty solid practice after all. So, just because we couldn't start over completely, it doesn't mean we couldn't take a pause, begin again and change the outcome.
So whether it's in your practice, in your day or in your whole life, remember that new beginnings are always possible and it's in our power to seize them.
Have a great week everyone.
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.