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Designing Your Dream Life: The Power of Small Changes

In the grand tapestry of life, it's often the small, seemingly inconsequential changes that weave the most profound transformations. Each tiny shift has the potential to alter the trajectory of our journey, guiding us closer to the life we truly desire. But where do we begin? How do we design a life that aligns with our deepest truths and aspirations?

Let me share with you a personal anecdote that sheds light on the power of small changes and intentional living:

I'll be the first to admit it - I don't love driving. The hustle and bustle of busy suburban streets, perpetually under construction, often fills me with a twinge of anxiety. Yet, amidst the chaos, I've discovered a simple joy that brings me solace: walking. Whenever possible and safe (admittedly, a rarity in my bustling neighborhood), I choose to walk instead of drive.

When I returned to teaching yoga after the upheaval of Covid, I made it a priority to find studios close to my home. In doing so, I stumbled upon a delightful revelation - some of these studios were close enough for a leisurely walk when weather permitted. As I swapped out windshield time for strolls through tree-lined streets and sun-dappled paths, something magical began to happen.

Reducing my commute time not only brought a sense of calm and tranquility to my daily routine but also alleviated a hidden source of stress: my reluctance to sub out my classes due to the dread of the drive. Suddenly, what once felt like a burden became a joyous opportunity to connect with nature, clear my mind, and arrive at class feeling refreshed and invigorated.

This small change, born from a desire to align more closely with my truth (Satya), sparked a ripple effect that reverberated throughout my life. It taught me a valuable lesson: by making conscious choices that honor our authentic selves, we can design a life that reflects our deepest values and aspirations.

So, dear friends, I invite you to ponder: What small changes could you make to align more closely with your truth? Perhaps it's carving out time for a beloved hobby, prioritizing self-care, or nurturing meaningful connections with loved ones. Whatever it may be, trust that each small step you take brings you closer to the life you've always dreamed of.

Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Embrace the power of small changes, and watch as they blossom into a life filled with purpose, passion, and fulfillment.

Try it! Iris


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