Like always, it’s been a while since I have last published a post. I debated whether or not I even wanted to renew my blog this upcoming year, but today I came across a note on my phone that i wrote exactly one year ago.
Last October, I completed the first 100 hours of my 200 hour yoga teacher certification. My lovely teacher, Diana Vitantonio, had us write quite a bit during this training. While I had previously fallen victim to severe writers block, this emotional, spiritual, and eye opening journey reinspired the inner writer in me, and this piece was born. I hope you both take something from it as well as enjoy it.
I moved to Hawaii in 2017 to attend college. While I expected life to be perfect as soon as I arrived, to my surprise, quite the opposite happened. My life unexpectedly fell apart within months of moving there. Alone, 2500 miles from my family and support system, I did what many people do when they are in crisis: I turned to religion.
There was a Buddhist temple down the street from where my University was, so one night I walked down the road from campus dressed in traditional temple clothes, ready for my “spiritual awakening.” You can imagine my surprise when I showed up and everyone was in jeans and flip flops, or as they say in Hawaii, slippahs’. Needless to say, I was uncomfortable the whole time; feeling out of place, plotting how I could exit without anyone noticing. Nevertheless, what I learned at the temple that day, was nothing less than profound.
The Universe is like our navigation system. When we set our sights on a goal, the universe will automatically map the quickest and easiest way for us to reach that goal. But because we are human, we make mistakes; we take a wrong turn and end up dating the wrong person. We take a pit stop and end up staying too long at a dead-end job we hate. Or we can’t decide what we want to do so we change our major five times.
Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in these mistakes and think we will never reach our goal, or that it’s too late in life to change our path…but the universe is like our navigation system. No matter how many wrong turns we make, it will simply reroute us. So long as we remain focused on our goal, and keep it in sight, we will always reach our destination.