YES, I do believe in the perfect match. A true connection from Inside A growing & transforming together.
My Perfect match
When I first started Yoga 25 years ago, it was all about the Outside, keeping my body in shape.
I remember coming late to class so I could skip meditation and Pranayama ( breathing exercises). For me being a very impatient and highly active person at that time, it was a pure „waste of time“ !
I wanted to get right to the point and practice Asanas (yoguic postures).
Yoga & Dating
Sometimes I compare it with Dating. When you start dating at young age (maybe you still do that even not being very young any more), what matters is the Outside, the appearance, the looks. Who in the beginning cares much about deep feelings, moods, problems behind the scenes.
You want to have fun, so you skip that part. You might even come later to the party, when everybody had already a drink or two 😉 .
Yoga & Sports
With all due respect to all kind of physical activities (sports) in general and I tried out quite a few, I felt “Change” itself mostly remained on the Outside. Any kind of workout eventually provided me with better looks, toned muscles and a balanced mood as long as I practiced them.
BUT for my understanding the “Change” or Transformation that occurred took only place as far as my eye sight could see NOT beyond. But no long life-lasting effect.
WHY ? Because I was not trained to do so. In Yoga Change or Transformation starts from the Inside and you are trained to look within. Seems easy yet so difficult.
Everything in the Universe is within You. Ask all from Yourself. (Rumi)
Yoga needs time
I did not find my perfect match right away. It took me years and a lot of different types of Yoga styles until I truly connected to ONE. Throughout many years I wandered around with eyes open looking around me instead of looking within.
Once again like in Dating you probably don´t stick with your first boy-friend or girl-friend. (If so you are one of the lucky ones). You explore, invent, try out, make it work to see that it does not work…
…until you meet this one Soul, this Match.
It will come
I found my Match in 2009 when I was introduced to Vijnana Yoga, a so called „Yoga Practice of deeper Understanding“. To make a long story short – It changed my Life or I should better say it transformed my Life.
And YES, being a living proof myself I can confirm „True transformation starts from Inside“.
You have to allow yourself to go within and face whatever demon might come across your way. Being open and prepared for the truth that lies within you.
You have to listen to your body so that the body can trust you. And this takes time.
If you are a practitioner you might know the feeling of struggles that occur in certain poses and one day it seems the struggle is gone and the posture unfolds itself to you .
I don´t believe that people are looking for the meaning of Life, as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive (Joseph Campbell)
Allowing yourself to transform
Well, in my opinion you may have listened and surrendered to your body, you allowed yourself to grow together.
Allowing to grow simultaneously, transforming what needs to be transformed.
Once again back to Dating. Once you have found your Perfect Match, this one Soul you can deeply connect to, you allow yourself to grow together.
HOW? – You listen to your Heart to be able to trust, you share your passions & you follow your dreams.
Looking from Within – so easy and yet so difficult.
Transformation holds a lot of fear of the Unknowing. But speaking for my own experience you will be countless rewarded.
Have you found your Perfect Match yet?
Lots of Love