This summer has been a big one to say the least, I got married and survived a crazy and magical Burning Man with 30 of my friends. But the question of the summer has been: At the end of the day, what do I want? There is so much pressure, especially in London, to be at the top of your game. We are brought up in a society where everyone is pushed to work hard and achieve the highest goal from education to working life and even in our past time activities. We are categorised into A’s, B’s and C’s, constantly aiming for the top in order to do well in future life. Only recently by letting go of these deep rooted ambitions have I found simple happiness. There is such joy in finding peace with your ambitious self, to work hard but to balance this with love for yourself and others around you. This type of mindset is definitely a work in progress but it always helps to ask yourself, who is keeping score? As I asked a close friend this summer, ‘ Why are we all 10’s trying to be 11’s’? Not that working hard and reaching for goals is a bad thing but do it at your own pace without applying unnecessary pressure. If you’re going to work each day, doing the best you can and you’re going home with a smile on your face AND you find contentment in this – then you’ve done it!
Peace with yourself is more fulfilling than any A.
Your Yoga Friend x