If You Want to Find God …

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“If you want to find God, hang out in the space between your thoughts.”

– Alan Cohen

Since the beginning of the year my life has changed dramatically. I am in a 200 hour yoga teacher training. With my normal responsibilities including a 40 hour work week, managing a vacation cabin rental, being a wife and trying to keep my house in some sort of order, it has been a challenge. You know it’s going to be a crazy day when you leave you house at 6:00AM with breakfast, lunch and dinner; two sets of clothes, two calendars, and homework, all separated into three huge bags. I walk out looking like I’m going on vacation for a week when really that’s all the stuff I need to manage my 14-hour day. Let me tell you I do not handle stress all that well, so it’s been a challenge. I have been wanting to blog a bit about my experience through school so far because of the extreme impact it’s had on my life. It will take several blog post to share all the experiences but I’m sure I can find time somewhere in my extreme schedule. Just the simple task of trying to schedule an appointment to get my hair done as been an adventure, Let’s see…I’ll have a three hour window in ahh…six weeks! Looks like my roots are going to have the time of their lives until I find enough time to cover them back up.

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Even with my life being so crazy, my experience so far in my yoga school has been life-changing. I remember thinking that this program was going to change my life – and it has! Not just in the fact that I have gotten up and taught a full yoga class when talking in front of people makes me sickly nervous but God has really met me on my mat. Yoga is so much more than just an exercise. Yoga does strengthen every single muscle in your entire body, it detoxes your body, stretches your muscles and gives your internal organs a good workout as well. But it is so much more, it is a way of life, it’s a path that brings you closer to God. The word Yoga has several different meanings, “to be one with the divine,” or “to attain that which was previously unattainable.” It has brought me closer to God. It is how God has chosen to speak to me. And your yoga may be completely different then my yoga. That’s what’s so wonderful about it. When you take the time to stop and be still, you never know what the universe may share with you. I just wanted to share how thankful I am for my experience. I feel blessed beyond words.

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2 thoughts on “If You Want to Find God …

  1. Such a good post, Summer! It’s wonderful to have a place where you can detox and step away from everything that’s going on around you. And I can totally relate to packing like you’re going for a week’s trip, just to leave for work! I feel like a turtle with all my belongings on my back just about every time I leave the house! Haha! 🙂

  2. I have those days too. I mentally call myself a bag lady.

    It’s lovely to hear about your connection with your spiritual life through your physical practice. Good for you. 🙂

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