My new year’s message to you, from my heart to yours is this…
 
Just being here, being yourself, is enough.
 
Most of us have the feeling that we are here to accomplish something big in our lives, and if we haven’t done something that fits the bill we may feel as if we are waiting. We may feel incomplete, or empty, as if our lives don’t yet make sense to us, because they don’t line up with our idea of major accomplishment.
 
In my case, a few years ago, this was the time I assumed I’d get pregnant and have a baby (or two). But that didn’t happen and it left me shattered, broken and questioning my life’s purpose. What am I to be if not a mother? Surely that’s the reason we are put on earth, to procreate? And if not, then I felt that I needed a bigger purpose… can I save the world?
 
For some people, this feeling of lack may be because we really are meant to do something that we haven’t yet done. But I suspect in most cases, we can let ourselves off the hook with the realisation that just being here, being ourselves, is enough.
 
It’s taken some time for me, but the biggest transformation towards self acceptance is every time I get on my yoga mat. Not to teach, but to practice. To be guided through asanas (poses) that stretch me to my limits, that challenge my limiting beliefs, that get my heart rate up and ensure I focus on my breathing in order to remain in the present. 
 
I don’t do big new year resolutions. Instead for the last couple of years I’ve chosen a word that has carried me through. In 2017 the word was ‘action’. 2018 it was ‘self-care’ and this year I’ve decided it’s ‘life’.  I want to live my life as fully as possible, experience things that make me feel truly alive. I want to love and be loved and I want to help people to love themselves and know that just like me, they are enough. You are enough. Just as you are. 
 
So if myself and our amazing team of teachers at Blooming Bamboo can bring a sense of acceptance, love and joy to your life then we will feel like we are doing a good job.
 
We wish you an amazing year…we wish you and your loved ones peace, health and happiness.
 
We look forward to supporting your yoga journey in 2019. 
My new year’s message to you, from my heart to yours is this…
 
Just being here, being yourself, is enough