Have you done workshops, been on retreats, or attended “intensives” where you received a real boost for a short time…then lost the focus or inspiration you received? Soon, it’s business as usual, and you’re hanging out for the next gee-up, but maybe it’s not going to happen again for another six or 12 months.
I had this concern about the Off the Mat, Into the World weekend I did earlier this month. We 26 participants were very enthusiastic and connected with each other at the end of just 2 days. It turned out that my paranoia about losing the benefits of the work was unfounded.
One of the wonderful gifts of the workshop was getting in touch with my purpose in life as well as with the ways I created barriers to expressing it.
I came away from the excellent OTM work firmly grounded in my purpose – to teach from my great love of yoga and to encourage students to do personal practice. In an exercise we did I got to formulate an affirmation that ties in beautifully with the above purpose: I’m here and I’m available. That statement, for me, equates with being of service.
It’s amazing how easy it is to cut through petty crap when one’s purpose is clear and what you’re about is service.
Off the Mat, Into the World is amazing work. When it’s available again in Australia, jump in.