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My name is Shileen and welcome to yog-i-nspiration!  Here you will find inspiration and empowerment through the heart of yoga. I include emotional & spiritual support, life tips through lessons from my personal mat, occasional how to's, and nutritional tips. For more inspiring information, see my About Page and thanks for stopping by! Namaste!

Connecting to My Truth

Connecting to My Truth

There is so much pressure on us to perform … to become something big … to discover our “calling” … to achieve … to have grandiose dreams … to create something that is bigger than life. For some people, this pressure comes from a religious place where the idea that we are created for a grand purpose and we need to be careful that we don’t miss it and then displease God … missing the mark. Oh the pressure!

But I ask, “What about connecting to my truth?!”

And then there is a teaching from society where the sky is the the limit  … chase your dreams … you can do anything that you want … find your passion … follow your dreams and the money will follow … your happiness is living out your dreams … big dreams … grandiose dreams. Again, the pressure!

But I ask, “What about connecting to my truth?!”

We feel that if we are not doing something “grand” … making something big of ourselves that we are not living successfully … missing that darn mark! I wonder how many of us feel like no matter what we do, we are forever missing the mark as we chase our tails!  Seriously!

It’s taking me awhile, but I think that I am finally learning that the answers to life, TO MY LIFE, are more simple than I thought as my cues come from within. It’s not necessarily about chasing grandiose dreams! But hear me! There is nothing wrong with going after your dreams.  Go after them … but do so from your truth!

My honey said to me recently ... 

You don’t need or have to become anything because you already are something. You are you!

Wow! If you really take a minute and think about his words, they are packed full of something amazing!

So, I want to share the same message with you. You, my dear, are already something awesome! You are you! All you need to do is to step into who you already are! Clear away all of the distractions in your head and hear from the essence of you. There lies your truth and your answers that are wrapped up in love because the essence of who you are is pure love! (Definitely speaking to myself as well here!)

I believe, more and more, that it is all so much simpler than we think. On one hand, it’s a lot to unpack.  On the other hand, not so much. Let’s just relax in our journeys! It’s all a process and it is all good because you can’t miss anything!

Simple Yoga Flow

Today, I went to my mat in the simplest way and connected to my truth. I didn’t even take the time to change my clothes or clear the moving boxes away from my practice space. I stepped onto my precious mat, got grounded, and tuned into the essence of me and things have felt surreal ever since with a knowing that I am on to something! :)

All I can say is that the more I connect to my truth, the more beautiful life becomes!  

Want to know more about connecting to your truth? Leave a message below and I will be sure to respond.  An email would be great too!

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