Tuesday, October 01, 2013
A journey begins with a single step...
So, my yoga course starts tomorrow. And I'm equal parts nervous and excited. The course is at night time (until 10pm! Do you know how impossible it is for me to stay up until 10 pm? What am I doing!?) and I'm worried about a million and one things about it being so late at night. Mostly around how I'll stay awake and also how will I stay awake (seriously, how will I stay awake).
Last week, we had an induction session where all the new students sat in a semi circle and we talked about why were doing this course. I swear to god 12 out of the 15 people in the room used some sort of journey metaphor to explain why they were there. Maybe it's because after a couple of seasons of watching MasterChef I've OD'd on the Journey-talk or maybe it is legitimately super annoying, but I had had ENOUGH. Don't get me wrong, I love a good dose of Profoundity as much as the next person.
For the most part, I hope to be open minded. If people believe that a series of signs has pointed them in the direction of something, I'm happy to hear about it (even if the signs are "a psychic told me"). I'm pretty open minded until someone isn't open minded about me and then I start to get...less open minded. So I feel like I should be all over this journey talk. I feel like this should be up my alley particularly because yoga teachers seem to love a splash of the journey talk. But instead, I find it...tedious.
"I'm not sure where this journey is going to lead me"
"It's not about where we end up...it's about the journey"
"The hardest part of starting the journey is the first step"
"This seemed like the right place for me to be in this part of my journey"
Isn't all that just life?
I can describe my 'journey' in one sentence: I moved to Australia and I met a boy; we got married. And maybe that would pique your interest (I mean I assume it does...otherwise why are you here?), and then you know what I would elaborate on? Moments and stories within that journey.
My point is this: I want to stop talking about the 'journey' and start sharing stories instead. My other point I like my Journey's to be a bit more like this: