As I delved further into my yoga practice I recognized the need to let go of my expectations. Once upon a time I dwelled upon what wasn't going right in my life rather than what is. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out where I went wrong, what I did wrong, what I didn't do, and why things seemed so hard.
Then about a year and a half ago I realized I haven't done anything wrong. This is my path. As I open myself up to receive the lessons designed for me it seems life is not so hard. I just have to listen and be aware. I let go of my expectations, let go of the destination and have begun to enjoy the journey. Through this process I have gained faith, empathy, and love. Being open to a path I hadn't thought of, planned on or expected as brought me an amazing bliss.
In the last week my father became very ill, the type of condition that if not caught could have been fatal. I have to say this is the scariest thing that I have been through as an adult. I was forced once again to realize that things can change in a heartbeat. The life you know is not guaranteed to last. As trite as it may be I will take this opportunity to ask that you all enjoy your journey, love each day. You never know when your path will change and the best way to be ready is by not expecting the destination but cherishing the journey.