From the moment I left my stressed out life in New York City over four years ago to get on a plane and start a new life in San Francisco, I realized how much courage it really takes to follow your heart.
Anytime I have slowed down enough to listen, I have had to consciously learn to release self-doubt and trust in the process. When I went to India by myself on a one-way ticket with a 6-month VISA, it was the same. When I started my business with no clients and only a few months of rent in my bank account, it was the same. When I sang in front of my boyfriend (who is a professional musician) for the first time, it was the same. And in the times I have felt overwhelmed with so much to do, but have consciously stopped to honor my body, stretch, breathe and make a healthy meal to take care of myself, it was the same.
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And today, I want to tell you: Self-doubt is a natural part of the process. When you are following your heart, even if it is to simply take care of yourself, self-doubt will be there.
I recently read an amazing blog post from KC Baker about birthing her baby boy. As she was in the moment of labor saying to herself, “I just can’t do this!” Her midwife turned to her and said, “KC, you ARE doing this.”
Tonight, I invite you to explore your dreams and desires and find the courage within yourself to slow down, let go of the to-dos, and listen to those dreams.
This evening marks the Autumn Equinox, and the first class in my 6-week series, Yin Yoga & Harmonium in Sebastopol. We will be singing, releasing self-doubt and cultivating courage to follow our heart. There will be live music for the entire class by Michael Zeligs. I hope to see you there.
And for those of you who would love to be there, but live elsewhere, join my email list below and stay tuned for a surprise I will be sending to you next week…