Your daily reminder that you can do this 💪🔥 the more uncomfortable the circumstance, the more growth 🙏🏻
after i graduated undergrad, i hit rock bottom. i had just broken up with my girlfriend, i was using many substances to cloud my mind and drown out reality, i had moved back in with my parents, and a torn rotator cuff that lead to an injured wrist (for 3 years), along with other social factors, led me to a dark place. but in this darkness, i found an immense light was waiting to illuminate my path. .
later, after i was on the path, and had figured that all was well, i hurt my back. i was bed ridden an scared of movement for 3 whole years. scared to do yoga, unsure how to hug people because i was in so much pain. this injury, while debilitating, very much detached me from my ego in many ways and i am grateful for it and everything else that has brought me here today. .
being at the depths of my humanity and darkest corners of my mind has given me more compassion for others than i could have ever dreamed. being at the edge of my physical boundaries, both in sickness and in health, has allowed me a capacity and desire to help others like i could not have previously fathomed. spending the majority of my youth destroying my body has shown me how to take care of others and myself. i can now learn through less painful but still uncomfortable methods of stillness (meditation, sound healing, chanting, etc) and movement. as i bring my own body into tune, the universe is able to give me more subtle hints, and not everything has to fall apart before i listen now. .
the greater the obstacle, the more skilled the climber. the greater the darkness you are going through, or have gone through, the greater your light will shine. you can do this. you have got this. whatever it is. keep shining. ❤️