Just read a thought provoking blog under the heading ‘I’ve learned making a living is not the same thing as making a life’.
This really resonated with me. For many years I strove to gain a top leadership role – studied and worked for 50-60 hours a week. Yet having reached what I thought was my goal … somehow it didn’t bring me the satisfaction I’d craved.
I’d been attending yoga classes regularly, and decided to deepen my practice my embarking on a Foundation Course run by the British Wheel of Yoga …. and I was hooked. I’d started to work out what was real and what wasn’t, and to define myself by something other than a job title or earnings.
The next step was a two year yoga teaching diploma course and as I discovered more and more, I started to find that sense of peace and wellbeing.
8 years on I do a basic job and am endeavouring to reduce my hours of work so there’s more time to devote to yoga and the things that really matter … and am so glad … I earn less than half what I used to but feel so much happier, less stressed and so much more healthy.