May 1st 2016 was my yoga teacher training graduation. We all dressed in our whites and sang Stevie Nicks and jittered with excitement before beginning the ceremony. It would turn out to be one of the most connected and cosmically guided moments of my life thus far. It was one of those moments where you look around and think ‘I am here for a reason and the reason is inconsequential standing next to the fact that i.am.here’.
We were guided into the room by our teacher. When you walked in you could either move right of left to find your seat in the circle. I moved right. I found my seat. And in front of me was one of the most relevant phrases to my journey I have ever seen. Surrounded by colourful rose petals were the words ‘learn something new everyday’.
I’ve sat on these words for almost 4 months now and I can’t emphasize their importance enough.
What do you take away from each day?
What did you learn?
Did you learn something about yourself?
Did you learn something about someone else?
Did you humble yourself before something you thought you knew?
Did you commit yourself fully to the idea that we never truly are masters of anything?
Did you find yourself sitting in gratitude for the world around you, known and unknown?
This moment changed me in the most complete and beautiful way and I will carry this card with me all my life. In times that feel too big its helped me narrow my focus and in times where my focus has been too narrow its helped me broaden my horizons. Learn something new everyday.