I am at the end of my five-week mini-retirement completing a yoga certification in Thailand, and I know for sure that this trip was a necessary part of my personal and professional journey.
I have finally reached my last weekend of freedom during my Yoga Teacher Training program. We have been in class about 13 hours per day which I have to add to my personal 1 hour workout at 5 am. Needless to say, studying philosophy, yoga sutras, muscles and bones all day has been a bit of a departure from my regular life.
A full life is one that is full of balance of competing priorities and happiness. I think it’s easy to complain all day or live a life of isolation devoted to one thing such as spiritual practice. The more difficult choice is to try to discover wisdom and figure out how to maintain a sense of self in the midst of the ebbs and flows of life.