“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oh to have patience! What a challenge! I actually would have always classed myself as a patient person, turns out I’m not so much.
It’s been three weeks since I started teaching my yoga classes and I have already been on a rollercoaster of emotions about what I’m doing. I’ve found myself questioning everything I’m doing and trying to do as much as physically possible to get people to come to my classes. I am one who tends to have a very positive attitude in life when it comes to taking risks. When I took this risk, I didn’t really think about the reality of how hard it is to get people to come to your classes, no matter how much marketing you do on Facebook or how many flyers and posters you print and hand out.
I quickly started to wonder if I was doing the right thing, asking why I can’t get more people to turn up and then I realised I had only been teaching a week! ONE WEEK! To expect my classes to have taken off immediately is crazy and I told myself I need to have patience.
Why is it though that it’s so much easier to see the negative in our situation rather than the positive?
I have had the privilege of teaching two classes a week to amazing women and they have made me see how what I am doing is worth it! Every time I teach I am reminded of my why and that’s the most important part! But the truth is before that I was just thinking about numbers, how many people I needed in order to pay for the spaces I hire, what classes I can provide to make the most amount of money but that all lead to negative thoughts because I couldn’t make my goals happen in such a short period of time.
Coming back to my Why
All I truly want is to spread the yoga love, making it accessible to anyone and everyone and connecting people with themselves, their true selves. My intention is so genuine and I was struggling with not having enough people to spread the message to. It doesn’t actually matter though how many people come to my classes as long as I’m there doing what I love, serving the world in the way I want to serve it.
There are some things in life we just can’t control, I can’t force people to come to my classes, they will come when they’re good and ready and I just need to show up to every class no matter how many beautiful people book on and just teach from my heart. I need to be PATIENT!
If I think of patience as a flower growing, the seed is planted and then you have to wait for it to bloom. It doesn’t just happen as soon as it’s planted, something so beautiful takes time and what I want to create is beautiful so I’m willing to allow the time for it to bloom.
I know that if I’m not meant to do this then something else will come along, I am exactly where I am meant to be right now and so I put my trust in the universe that it will continue to lead me in the right direction as long as I live from my heart.