I'm lying face down, my body strategically positioned in a restorative yoga pose. My breath begins to deepen, my body relaxes and softens as I look for stillness and comfort inside this place.
The yoga instructor approaches without my knowing, and places a support block under my left foot, gently.
She then takes a warm blanket and drapes it softly over me.
Instantly and unexpectedly the tears flow down my cheek. I had no idea how much I was in need.
The emotion is overwhelming as it comes sharply into focus just how badly I needed this moment of someone taking care of me.
The tears were not of sadness, but rather the result of a very deep and necessary relief.
The restoration I needed was not found inside a movement or a pose, it was not found in a place of toughness or trying or expecting, it came as the result of simply saying 'yes' to being in a supportive place.
Healing can sometimes come swift and easy, through the simple gesture of being still, and open to the receiving.
As many of us prepare for colder weather and the beginning of the holiday season, it's the opportune time to pay close attention to what it is you really need.
Many of us, by nature are over-nurturers. It might feel uncomfortable and unusual to even consider the practice of prioritizing your own needs.
But here's the worthiness principle I'd love for you to take away with you today: You can not be happy and fulfilled and healthy and rich if your foundation of self-love is weak.
It's impossible to know the full breadth of your power if your standard way of operating is to give it all away.
Tearing up on the yoga mat was eye-opening for me. It gave me an opportunity to see clearly the type of support I really need.
Changing the quality of your life, whether it's in the area of health or wealth or relationships (or all three), is often easier than you think. Even the smallest move to treat yourself with love and kindness pays off in hugely rewarding and meaningful gains.
But here's the catch; you have to be willing to make the first move, in order to earn the rite to see.
Deep, healing, long-lasting relief comes by way of feeling worthy of responding to the calling of; "What is it I really need?"