The Bhagavad Gita – The Most Important Lesson I Have Learned
To be myself and stop searching for perfection.
In many stories and verses there are references to “Once you stop searching you will find what you are looking for.”
I have been a fitness instructor for 26 years and when I first decided to take my Yoga Certification I thought it would be easy, learn the poses and start teaching. I thought if I dressed like a yogi and learned the poses I would be a yogi. But since then I have discovered that it is so much more than just a physical practice.
I started my journey several years ago when I would be drawn to take a yoga class at a Fitness Conference, always asking questions trying to figure out how I could do this more. Almost two years ago to the day I took my YogaFit Level 1 and found once I started I only wanted more. I feel like I am learning how to trust myself and working towards being my authentic self.
It was initially very difficult for me to write this essay; once again I was searching, searching the book for just the right quote or verse to reference so my essay would be perfect. I was reading the book over the weekend and finally found them and marked the pages with bookmarks. When I went back to them the next day and start writing, the pages I had marked were not the right ones. Annoyed and a little frustrated I started to search again but couldn’t find them so figured it was time to walk away for a bit. Later that day reflecting on the passages I had found I realized I didn’t need the perfect quote; I just needed to trust myself and write what I had learned from the experience. And it all came to me.