Let's not assume...
A few weeks ago I learnt a valuable lesson in assumptions. Someone I have known since I was a child, made a hurtful assumption in relation to my wellness journey.
I believe that I have found the key to my happiness, and it feels amazing! More than anything I want to shout it from the rooftops and tell everyone I know, however understanding that we're all on different journeys and in different places in ours lives is key. It's not my concern to assume anything about anyone else. As we all know, everyone is facing their own battles, chasing different goals and seeking different things from life. Despite what you might think, you can never fully understand what someone has dealt with, is dealing with or what their future will hold.
One of the things I love most about yoga, is that it appeals to such a wide range of people. Different ages, different demographics, different parts of the world and everyone gains different things from it. What this means, is it can be easy to assume that someone may not be involved in yoga practice because of the way they look, or because of assumptions you've made. This relates to just about everything! When you meet someone new, and even with old friends, go into your conversations with an open heart and open mind. Closing yourself off and making assumptions will stop YOU from learning and growing.
I have heard this quote many times in relation to yoga 'Leave your ego at the door', and it really is so powerful. Learning to leave your ego behind when engaging with others, will open you up to personal growth.
Today I encourage you to practice this affirmation,
I'm enriching my life everyday, and there is no power in comparing myself to others.
Have you unknowingly made an assumption about someone else? Be honest with yourself, and if you're brave enough, share your thoughts below!