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#repost Vulnerable Post: Meditation... what made me start practicing, that lead me to teach?
Well, here’s the story... A few years ago, I was at rock bottom, and I had left, what I now see as an emotionally abusive relationship, where I had gained a staggering amount of weight, drinking a bottle of wine a day, crying myself to sleep, making excuses for my partner’s actions, had extremely low self esteem and was incredibly unhappy.
It hurts to think back to that time, because I feel sorry for that girl, she deserved so much more.
After finally leaving, I moved back home. It took me months to settle back in, get over the breakup and start getting back into a healthy rhythm.
I joined a gym and over a couple months I lost 15kg of emotional weight and I soon found yoga and meditation at a local studio.
It came at a perfect time in my life, when I was still mentally down in the dumps and it allowed me to reach out my hand, pull myself out of the dark hole and give myself a hug.
I enjoyed it so much I was going to 5 classes a week and after a few more months, I decided I needed to share this with the world, for everyone to feel this amazing just and know the wonderful benefits it could bring you, so I looked for a great online course that I could do a degree with.
Although I was a year into my course and nearly finished, I stopped. I put it on hold as life got in the way and interests changed. My coach tried to encourage me to keep at it, but I just couldn’t.
Another year went by and something brought me back to meditation and once again I felt that pull.
After getting back into my teaching course, I finally completed it this year and I couldn’t be happier!
It was an eye opening, expanding, vulnerable journey that I couldn’t be more proud that I took.
I have changed SO much from the person I was a few years ago, even the simple things like being generally more calm and happy, not judging or comparing myself to others or losing control of my emotions at any second.
Of course, things are still a working progress, but no one is perfect.
I’d say meditation was kind of a saviour and now it will always be a part of my life. Are you ready to let the light in, too?💜🙏🏼