|Posted on 23 April, 2016 at 0:15|
Accepting Change by Focusing All Your Energy on the New
I know I've talked about this before, but it really is ONE of those 'magic keys to happiness' Don't we all want to be happy? Isn't that really what we want out of this life? It has taken me a number of years to fully appreciate a concept that was taught to me during my teacher training ..... change = growth, and growing is a part of life. I was told that it was a beautiful part of life, but at the time I was so caught up in mourning the past that I wasn't able to focus on the beauty & potential of the change in front of me.
A few weeks ago, an opportunity for growth (a change) was presented to me in the form of a business challenge. The Facebook account that I created in 2012 when I changed paths & became a yoga teacher, was disabled to me. At first this seemed like no big deal, an inconvenience really. But as the weeks have progressed & I've had time to reflect, I've realized it's not Facebook that I'm sad to have lost, but something much more important to me (or so I thought).
I was disappointed as this profile was a collection and timeline of my life since I became a teacher. I wanted to hold on to the images, conversations & articles I'd accumulated over the years, not to mention it was a way to stay connected with my friends. So how did I flip thing around & come to peace with this sense of loss? By remembering that those important memories are still in my heart .... even if I can't see them on Facebook & of course by focusing on building the new!!!
Yep, I did up a new website. I think it's no coincidence that my Fenix Yoga fb account was suspended 2 days before I moved into my new place. Do you see it? New house? New profile? New website? Next chapter! Yes. When I created the Fenix Yoga account, I didn't want anyone to know my 'real' name, mostly for security. Flash forward 4 years later and what's the big deal if people know my real name? So I've reinstated my old fb account under my real name Carrie Few. If you've received a friend request, please feel free to respond. It's Me!! I've left the secrecy of my real name in the past, and am ready to focus on the present. Carrie Few is Fenix Yoga and Penticton Yoga Therapy is my space (nest). I can't wait to welcome you in.
This week in class I'll challenge you to face any changes taking place in your life by focusing all your energy on the new. It might just take you in a direction that you never imagined!!!