Often fear of the unknown rears it’s ugly head when we embark on a new phase of life. Our ego gets very attached to the different roles that we’re playing out and when these roles change (breakup, new job, empty nest syndrome), questions of self-worth and meaningfulness often arise. “Who am I?”, “What am I doing?” “How will this ever work out?”
The mind tends towards anxiety when we move into the unknown.
1. KNOW WHERE YOU ARE + SETTLE INTO THE BEGINNER’S MIND
Hi Ashely – thank you very much for brilliant post…its very insightful 🙂 🙂
@beverly – 1st of all…I LOVE that your email is “teachingmiracles”.
I am so grateful for your words and so glad to hear that you have found these videos helpful! Yes…beginning of new school year is incredibly challenging…. Breathe IN, Breathe OUT.
Sending blessings to you and those lucky enough to be your students!
You are teaching them even more by who you are and how you are, then even ‘what’ you are teaching.
I saved this video and have referenced it several times as my new school year began. My teaching position did not change (I have 2 & 3 year old special needs preschoolers) but my school, principal, school times, responsibilities & co-workers did change. The week back to work was full of frustrating events that kept us behind as we tried to prepare for the upcoming year. In the past, I would take in all the stress and add my own worry and weigh myself down with it. Since following your yoga, I have tried to follow the practice to breathe in and let go…You have helped me take the path of peace~in my words and in my mind! thank you!!!
I came across your name in one of the newsletters and I am hooked. Your videos always seem to be so timely and relevant to things that are happening in my life.
My daughter just started high school and we are in the process of moving to a different city so the changes in her life seem overwhelming. She is not coping well at all and many tears have been shed. I have tried to send her the same message as in your video, but maybe her hearing it from someone other than mom might be the trick. Thanks!
Sandy…let me know if your daughter watched this and what she thought! I am so glad you are enjoying these. Please let me know what other questions are relevant for you and leave them here:
Love the information…the reminder to be present where we are!
Thank you for sharing your wise words!
Hey Ashely- I attended one of your classes in L.A. two years ago while I was visiting some friends, and really enjoyed it. I’m from Nashville but I live in Belgium. I’ve been enjoying your videos since the beginning, always sending them to friends who I know would appreciate it – and they do. Just wanted to say thanks and that we’re listening to you out here and we remember your wisdom and take it into the world with us.
I left the link to my teacher in Nashville, who is a wonderful lit-up person like yourself. Best, Kat
What’s up, Brad?!? NICE! So glad to hear that you made the leap of faith.
Jump and the net will appear. (literally)
enjoyed the video about the next right step. Good stuff! I definitely can relate, teaching tennis full-time (for the first time – no more corporate life).
You look great and are a natural in front of the camera.
Right on, Ashley! I love the discussion of krama and how is applies to our vinyasa of life. Thank you for these very relevant reminders. You are so wise and inspiring! Peace, sister!