"People are born as babies and people die as babies before they even know who they are. How sad. Every human being is a goldmine. When you dig a goldmine, dirt comes out, but somebody has to process the dirt, and process it, and process it, a long-term cleaning system. Then you get a piece of 24 karat gold, and that’s called life.” ~ Bikram Choudhury"
It wasn’t long after beginning my yoga practice that I thought I might want to teach it. The first thought was fleeting. I chased it off before it could take hold. I continued to practice and started noticing subtle changes in my thinking. Suddenly I began to think of myself as able! The excuses started to melt away with each drop of sweat. Every class I took, I would emerge a more authentic version of myself. The changes are subtle. I am stronger, body and mind. I am on a path of spiritual self-discovery. I actually love myself! I have processed a lot of DIRT, with the help of my friends and family. I am sure the dirt will continue to come up. All I can do is keep going to yoga. Keep sifting through little bits at a time, watching carefully for the glimmer of the next gold nugget to appear. I am now confident that becoming a Bikram yoga teacher is part of my life’s work. I believe I will be able to reach out and connect with many people, perhaps having the opportunity to help others sift through their dirt a little.