Being Present

I have learned over time that whenever I am inspired to teach on a specific topic, I am immediately challenged in my own life by that topic. On one hand that is fantastic, because I have to go through the process; on the other hand it is challenging to go through the process! 

In the past few months I have given experiential presentations on Death and Rebirth, Love, Sex, Power and Money, a 40 Day Yoga and Ayurveda Immersion, and I am preparing for several presentations on Mindfulness focusing on breath and sensation and the influences of the five senses on physical, emotional and mental well-being. 

The benefits I have received from the process are, a deeper sense of gratitude and appreciation for the wisdom within Yoga, Ayurveda, and Shamanism. I would say I started to take some or possibly most of the knowledge for granted; and then I found irritation and doubt creeping into my work and my personal connection to the studies. 

Thankfully the work, works! I am happy to report a renewed vigor in my personal practice, and that is directly influencing my professional work. Being present with my own process: the good the bad and the ugly; I think that is the best any of us can do.