Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Actual growth just may be occurring




Growth seems to be a recurring theme in my blog lately. It must be for a reason. I have been given so many opportunities this past year in the form of trials...trials that are truly blessings, as they have given me a choice time and again to either stay where I am or grow.

As I wrote before, I have been really stretching myself (ha ha) in my yoga practice lately. I have been strengthening weaker parts of myself and really reaching for more. It has been hard work, and very difficult at times. But I have kept at it, and what do you know? The other day, I stunned myself by going into a difficult pose without even thinking beforehand. The strength was there and my body was ready. I have wanted all my life to accomplish this pose, and had never had the arm strength. Though it's a simple one for many yogis out there, it has eluded me till now. But when I actually paid the price to develop my strength, balance, and flexibility enough, my weaknesses turned to strengths.

I think that in life, it's harder to see the obvious results of growth than it is in yoga. But I feel somehow that actual growth is occurring within me, as well. I find that even though life is just as difficult and chaotic as it has been for months now, my inner calm is there and that somehow fear is leaving me. I am slowly, steadily trying to improve, and I think it may be happening. One day, I may surprise myself with the person I have become, just as I did in my yoga practice.

I hope so.

5 comments:

kannie said...

Holy Hannah!!! That is so wonderful and inspiring!!! :-) Great job!!! Happy growing! :-)

Jason Calton said...

if you need more growth in your life .....I am amazed !! You are a wonderfully talented and gifted person and one of the most inspiring people I have ever met!

Jessie Mae said...

So I did a little yoga yesterday, trying to get some flexibility, energy, blah blah blah, and this morning.... AH! I hurt all over so bad I couldn't even move. So I totally understand. One day I'll wake up and not hurt!

That is my goal for growth!

Chani said...

Wow. I'm serious. This is my serious font. Holy Moses on a bike!

Tara and Dan said...

Can I have some of your inner peace??? You are wonderful :). And that picture rocks!