On top of all that, I get to take workshops, visiting instructor weekends, and take free yoga classes - all included in my tuition. Pretty awesome.
In tomorrow's tech session, we're studying magical mudras, or hand positions. I'm very excited.
But what's so wonderful about this journey is that I haven't taken a single class yet, and those of you who read this blog have followed me so far already.
- Before even stepping foot into a class, I'm finding myself reacting to certain situations differently. I'm stopping myself from losing my patience when I would usually let it fly off the handle.
- I often find myself repeating: I have no control over this, so let it go. It will work itself out. I don't rush the clock, I try to find joy in the present moment, even if I'm bored out of my skull.
- I'm eating less. By trying to focus on serving others and being selfless, I eat less because I know I only need a certain amount to get through the day. I don't need to eat so much that someone has to roll me to my next destination.
- In moments of conflict between friends and lovers, I've found myself admitting fault sooner with a humbled voice and heart.
- I've noticed people peeling out of the woodwork to ask my advice, to use my listening ear, to open up to me honestly about sensitive subjects - in discussion with these people, I feel more compassionate and humbled than ever.
- Instead of calling my friends to tell them something crazy that just happened, I am calling them just to listen because I thought of them and I wanted to know how they are doing.
- I've also watched the function of most of my friendships change, for better and for worse. This has been one of the most emotional experiences I've ever had.
Yup. All this has happened and I haven't taken a single class yet. Imagine what classes are going to uncover. Oy-vey.