Brave may not be the first word that comes to mind when I’m describing myself, heck it’s probably not even the 75th word. Back on New Year’s Day I attended an awesome yoga class at Focus Fitness. It seems a little bit like it was 100 years ago and a little bit like it was last week, time is pretty nutty like that. The class was so good. It was mantra yoga and the class was really focused on setting an intention for the year. This was my mantra. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
I picked it out when I got there, out of a bunch of pre-written mantras I “randomly”” chose it and new it was meant for me. I still remember the words on the index card, I can actually picture it so vividly, written in green sharpie with a heart over some of the i’s. I love the idea behind my mantra but mostly I love the confidence that is inherent in the statement. Yes. Yes. Yes.
I sometimes struggle with that. The whole confidence thing, I wonder if I can, or if I should, and I certainly wonder if it will work. I think about this with lots of the things I do in my life and something about this mantra and that yoga class has me still thinking almost 4 months later….
Guess why? Because as crazy as it seemed to me when I read it or as foreign as it seems to my personality at times, I know it’s true.
I can, I should, and if I’m brave enough to start I will.
You know what else? It’s true for you, too.
The confidence in this statement is something that I’m totally inviting into my life, through my prayer and through my current practices. Confidence and perhaps more importantly trust in myself and in God are two things that I am really working on. I know that if I can own who I am and be okay with who I am in the moment knowing that I’m growing and learning and a work in progress then I can become even more confident that perhaps I’ve ever been.
So the real question now is this. If I know this statement to be true then what is it I’m going to start…
What about you?
Would love to hear from you!