August 5, 2010
Taking the Plunge. Step into The Flow!
Several months ago when the idea of owning my own yoga studio looked like it would become reality, I had a dream. In the dream I was standing at the edge of a waterfall. The huge force of water was pushing against my legs and large logs carried by the water were rushing faster and faster toward me. It was clear I had to jump. I was scared, but I was compelled. There was no turning back! At that moment I jumped with both feet into the welcoming lake below.
As I take the plunge into studio ownership, I am full of so many emotions from excitement to fear. But underneath all that is a foundation of total committment and trust that this endeavor is the best use of my energy and practice. As I have researched, planned, meditated, and discussed my plans, the right people, opportunities,and support have come springing forth happily and easily. Amidst all the unknowns and risks is a peaceful point of letting go into The Flow.
I am reminded of German writer, Goethe’s quote about committment:
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative & creation, there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas & splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
May your trip down this River of Life be joyous and compelling. May you be surrounded by unconditional support and love. May your Path benefit All Beings.
If any of you out there have owned a yoga studio or other business and have some insights, experiences, or advice to share, I am interested! Stay tuned to Ojas Yoga Center website for a video blog of the construction, and info about the grand opening.