My favorite yoga instructor these days, Ross Rayburn of Peloton, offered a striking mantra about remembrance. It felt right because my practice is not as strong as it was a few years ago. As I reflected for a second, my two-year-old and dog claimed space on my mat.
Like a good yogi, I remember where I was. I do not long for it or feel bad about it, but hold it in reverence. I call upon it and know it is possible. I take steps to get back there.
When my instructor said ✨practicing remembrance supports the aspirational qualities within us✨ I equated this with working through transitions in life, including professional.
Many of us identify deeply with our work. It’s part of who we are. All transitions offer a chance to embrace this notion.
✨ There is beauty in reflecting by looking inward.
✨ There is power in recognizing where you were and why you are no longer there.
✨ There is inspiration in working toward a new goal.
✨ There is harmony in acknowledging what was and what will be.
✨ There is peace in trusting why you are in the present place and how you will move through a process to get somewhere else.
I share this with hope that it may bring you an opportunity to embrace remembrance to support your aspirational qualities.