Leaving for a month-long yoga trip to Costa Rica is a unique opportunity. While I’m there I’ll be keeping a journal, some of which I’ll share. I’ve spent the last 8 months or so researching 500 hour yoga teacher trainings, knowing I would invest. I wanted to do it outside the U.S. and in order to save for it, I decided to live at home. Besides quality yoga teacher training and heavy emphasis on meditation, I found a program that focuses on exploring the unconscious self. Often we engage in habits, beliefs, mind-thoughts and limiting behaviors, which lead us away from our goals, astray in relationships, and may even cause us to avoid our inner truths and feelings– the bad and therefore the good too.
I want career success, but along with that, I have been working to create an honest relationship within… I’m starting to see how the later correlates with the former. Making this personal effort has helped me uncover some of my own unconscious habits, beliefs, mind-thoughts and limiting behaviors. Beyond mindset, which is the hardest aspect to change, it’s a lot of work to be an honest observer of yourself (I wrote about that journey in a previous post). This is a type of effort-investment that has given me insight to better understand myself and others as well. To me, a spiritual existence happens by fostering a connection within, to more easily make connections with out.