Client 1: "I wish I could travel the world."
Client 2: "I want to travel the world."
Which person will actually do it?
In my experience planning yoga teacher training and yoga retreats a 'wish' is usually followed up with a word that may as well be a kiss of death to aspirations and desires...'but'. I wish I could exercise but work gets in the way. I wish I could take that trip but finances are tight right now. I'd love to find time to meditate in the morning but its hard to do with the kids.
The reality is that every person I've had in my teacher training, worked with one-on-one, or brought on a retreat also has a family that they love, also has financial concerns, also has responsibilities at work and home ... and ... they also move into action.
They have all made a point to invest in wants (not wishes) - unapologetically.
You are invited to do the same. Your wants matter.
Use your practice as a motivation to move toward action and put your dreams, your bucket list, your goals, your wellbeing, yourself first. It may not be easy, but it will always be worth it.
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