What Turning 35 Has Taught Me.

What being alive for 35 years has taught me, ….

Doesn’t matter how long I take to plan something, so long as I’m willing to take action.

I can’t always control how other people will react.

Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I don’t need to go to a place of worship to find peace within myself, but sometimes, going to place of worship, brings me peace.

You can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

No matter how hard I want someone to recognize their own true greatness, it’s a fruitless effort unless they are willing to see it for themselves.

I’ve learned- that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

Your beliefs can change, but your faith should always remain in tact.

Just because you have a career in health and wellness doesn’t automatically make you “RIGHT” or make you a decent human being.

Hope is useless without action.

Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
 

It's been well over 8 months since I've written a blog. I've spent most of my time the last few months focusing on my podcast, creating courses, and working on my Yoga Teacher Training's. It's left little time for pleasure writing. I forget how much I loved waking up in the morning and writing about current musings.

 

As of late, I wake up to create a post, answer emails, arrange my schedule, plan travel etc. I still have a hard time believing that this is my life. I am so grateful, most days. But it can absolutely be challenging.

 

I've talked about this before at length on my podcast (check out episode"What Really Matters"), sometimes when I'm on the road,... I want to be home, when I'm home, I want to be on the road.

 

I celebrated a very special b-day last week, but I had a difficult time celebrating when there has been so much chaos. We've experienced a great deal of loss this year. We lost 2 family members, my best friend's father, one of my dear and sweet students... all in the last 6 months. It's important for me to always give myself space, sometimes that looks like disconnecting from the 'busyness' of life. I begin to take note of the things that are occupying my mind, and time.

 

I find the less time I spend worrying about all the things that "aren't" happening it gives me an opportunity to breath and to take my time. When I do this, I'm able to tune in, to feel more secure, to feel more confident and ultimately more at peace.

 

In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali talks about tuning into our own 'inner strength'. 

 

1.20 shraddha-virya-smrti-samadhi-prajna-purvakah itaresham

 

This speaks specifically to those of us who aren't quite finely tuned into our 'highest' state of being. He is basically saying that we must cultivate confidence and discipline to help us maintain our dedication and strength, and to remember our direction so that we may attain our goal of a focused mind and clear perception. This reservoir of wisdom is one of our greatest teachers and greatest assets. So yes, more of this please.

Rosie Acosta