This past weekend, I suggested to my family on Saturday night that we go to the beach to watch the sunset. It was beautiful to watch, and I’m so glad we went out and did something instead of stay home and watch a movie (my daughter’s preference.) While we were there, I suddenly felt inspired to get up early to do my sadhana (yoga practice) at the beach during sunrise. I felt determined to make this happen.
The next day at 6:00 a.m. I jumped out of bed and into the car and arrived at the beach by 6:15. It was amazing having the beach pretty much all to myself. The crash of the waves, the birds flying overhead, and only a couple other people on the beach opened me up to practicing yoga in a more public setting. Normally I just practice at home and in the studio, so this was a very new experience for me. I get self-conscious sometimes, so I felt ok with practicing yoga there on the beach.
Now, if there is one thing I am not, it is being a morning person. I can honestly say that a miracle happened me being there at 6:15 a.m. I’m starting to realize that if I can do something that I thought was impossible, suddenly other things I thought I’d never do because they’re too hard, not my style, or whatever my mind can dream up as an excuse, washes away and becomes possible.
Today, I hope you take a moment to think of one thing you thought you’d never in a million years do and then go out and do it. If this feels too daunting for you, break it down into small, achievable steps. As you complete each step, cross it off and know that you are that much closer to achieving your big goal. Give it a try. I know you can do it!
p.s. If you happen to go to the beach or a park and see trash scattered about, please help out our wildlife by throwing it away. Thanks!