Always learning, bliss in life

“Parla come magni,’ It means, ‘Speak the way you eat,’ or in my personal translation: ‘Say it like you eat it.’ It’s a reminder – when you’re making a big deal out of explaining something, when you’re searching for the right words – to keep your language as simple and direct as Roman rood. Don’t make a big production out of it. Just lay it on the table.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert

“If someone does not want me it is not the end of the world. But if I do not want me, the world is nothing but endings.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

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i would be lying if i told you that this break and time off was all fun. after all, over a month away from sharing is bound to have some struggles, but they were learning lessons in my turning inwards. self-reflection is hardly ever easy to do and often times we find parts of ourselves that need to die in order for us to be content or even just grow. there are many parts i have been actively working to on so i can be more content, more present, and just a better human being.

it is hard work though and failure happens.

over this time away from blogging, i did this writing exercise of writing a letter to 2016. thanking it for being the year it was and writing out what would be staying in 2016 as a memory along with what i would be taking with me: hope, love, kindness, creativity, and determination. i looked long and hard at what i want, how i want to create it, and what parts of me had to peel away to become present. i have looked at my words and actions from this year: some were less than great, after all i am passionate an quick to respond with full emotion; others were honest, heart-felt, and in alignment. i’m learning the lesson to pause before i respond. i’m learning that not everyone understands me and that is ok too. mostly during this break though, i have looked over all the lessons i have been learning and realizing that i will always be learning {since that is life}, but that should not stop me from stepping into my own. into being a strong woman. into being a kind human. into the world i work hard to create.

this coming year will hold a lot for me, as i am sure it will for you. from turning the eight limb life course into a book/workbook to teaching at Texas Yoga Conference to making self publishing a truly amazing thing to creating art with the boys to traveling a shit ton to making the world a better place for all our children. 2017, you have a lot of potential. i plan on taking advantage of it. what is it you want to *finally* do in 2017?

i hope you’ll join me here often, finding bits of bliss in our busy modern lives and making our practice of yoga into a daily ritual.

xo,

liz

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