Today, I only have about $10 in my bank account. Today, I had a moment of fear and shame for it. Today, I learned, once again, how my values hold strong even through difficult times. I have chosen this path, I brought myself here by taking actions along the way and exactly because of that, I am the only one who can find a way out. Today, I was taught another lesson.
Years ago, I chose to move to another country in search for better life quality (and I found it) when most people would settle for their college chosen careers. I cleaned houses, I worked at events, I happily did all kinds of work until I found yoga. Then I chose to slow down to care for my babies, to breastfeed them, to be the mother they deserve in their first years of life. I also chose to leave the safety of a marriage when that relationship didn’t reflect my moral values and once again I chose not to settle for something that wasn’t what I deserved. I chose to give my children the example of choice with no fear.
With two small children and a broken heart, I chose to stick to yoga and to all of its teachings. I chose kindness when I was being bullied. I chose forgiveness over bitterness. I chose balance over fighting for belongings. I also chose happiness. I chose to keep an open heart and take the risk. I chose to be playful in a world that doesn’t know how to have fun without added fuel. I chose to stay in my path and through my teachings I have improved others lives as much as I have improved my own. My students kept me from falling apart when the closest people decided to leave.
I chose not to be a victim of my situation because I am not. This is my life and I make the decisions, period. I chose to work hard and not give in to a substantial salary on a corporation that has no morals. I chose to live with a clean consciousness, to always do my best to increase love and kindness in the world we live. I chose to be the best I can be today and at the same time to be humble and simple.
And as I look at those $10 I laugh, I understand that the big money I am about to make is coming from a clean source, from years of making such choices, from learning on each step. As I look at where I am today, I bow my head to those who taught me the hardest lessons, as they made me stronger, wiser, kinder and wealthier. Today and everyday, I choose once again to act from the heart because I understand that all of my actions contribute to something (either great or not). All of my actions will affect the entire world. Today, I choose love. Because love is what we are, where we come from and where we are returning to.