Call me crazy, but I believe that changing and improving your life requires destroying a part of yourself and replacing it with a newer, better part of yourself. It is therefore, by definition, a painful process full of resistance and anxiety. You can’t grow muscle without challenging it with greater weight. You can’t build emotional resilience without forging through hardship and loss. And you can’t build a better mind without challenging your own beliefs and assumptions.
Today is Tisha B Av, it is a fast day for Jewish people for 24 hours, only second to Yom Kippur, http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/946703/jewish/What-happened-on-the-Ninth-of-Av.htm. Our biggest lesson is that the destruction came from
bickering, fighting, and not listening to each other. Also believing that something or someone else will save you, instead of being true to yourself, taking responsibility, and taking the righteous path.
Change is necessary for growth.
Breakdowns lead to breakthroughs.
Embrace the beautiful challenge of life.
Get to the core of your being.
My core and genuine passion is supporting women in their pregnancy, labor, and birth journey. This quote was so powerful, because it has nothing to do with me, it is bigger than me, I am only physically in the room, but I come in open and empty to conduct and customize the flow that is necessary.
Marina Alzugaray (you too) even though we haven’t yet attended a birth together (yet) your words of wisdom as I started midwifery school have helped me form who I am as a midwife.
“The birth room has no space for your issues and the sacredness of that space that should not be filled with idle conversation and fear. Any fear that we carry from other experiences needs to be responsibly managed and processed so that each mama has a clean slate and is treated as if what is happening is the very first time. Because it is… and her sacred experience should not be limited by my humanity.”
Thank you for sharing your wisdom.
Babies have wisdom, feelings, emotions, reactions, even from the womb, and especially when their first arrive into this multi stimulated world. This is from the first Prenatal Yoga teacher I ever had, and I walked away with one of the most important pieces of information, contractions last only a minute at a time, and right then and there I knew I can handle anything for a minute.
Sada Simran at Yoga West Los Angeles.
“Newborns are Full-fledged people with high potency antennae which record every vibration within their vicinity completely and very deeply.” -Yogi Bhajan 7/20/76
Prenatal Yoga… tomorrow/Saturday 12:15 at Yoga West.
LIFE IS GRAND!
GO ON THE RIDE,
PLAY, LAUGH, LEARN AND GROW,
THAT NEVER ENDS, IT TAKES A LIFETIME.