Friday, December 3, 2010

Just love this. Plain and simple.

Hi everybody!

I'm back after a long Thanksgiving break from the blogosphere. I had a fabulous time at my sister's for the holiday, and then spent the weekend in Saratoga.  It was fantastic and restorative and a great place to do yoga...and see the first snowfall of the season!

I have a confession.
Nine days out of ten, I feel this way, but some days, like today, I just want to yell it from the rooftops. Today is one of those days.


On Destiny Retreat, a life changing transformational week with Jana and Miranda Saunders

Some days, I admit I feel a bit weird for feeling this way. With so many miserable people in the world, what right do I have to be so happy, to have so many people I cherish in my life, to have a job that makes me grateful each day to jump out of bed, to have such beautiful friends and such bounty of love in my life?

I have two answers for that.  One, I work freakin' hard at it.  I wasn't born this way, nor have I always been this way.  I work with a brilliant life coach, Jana Saunders, who has taught me incredibly valuable tools to bring in the positive things I want, and release the negative or toxic things I don't.

Secondly, I've learned that, while I don't believe my mind controls my reality, (as in, I don't believe the "think positively and you'll get exactly what you want...NOW!") I believe my perception deeply influences it.  If I choose to believe something is possible, that there are no problems, only solutions waiting to be found, and I work hard to find and get it, it usually happens.  A friend of mine posted this recently, and it seems to summarize beautifully exactly how I feel about this.

Every generation has a limit to what it believes can be real. At one point we thought the world was flat, that it was impossible to fly or that putting a man on the moon was impossible.
The same thing can be said about how other people perceive you when you have a vision or a dream.
Not everyone will see it. Many will doubt it. In the beginning almost none will help make it happen.
But the magic lies in this: KNOWING, AFFIRMING and BELIEVING that your inner world creates your outer world. The thoughts and vision you are thinking about creating the life of your dreams, are the blueprints of your eventual success.
When you are inspired, don’t seek the approval of other people before you begin taking action. Just take action and produce results. You will learn from the action you take and if you take consistent and daily action eventually you will begin to show positive results.
When you show positive results, instead of other people saying, “Ah, that impossible”, they’ll start to ask you, “How’d you do that?”
  - Mastin Kipp, The Daily Love, Daily Email - Nov. 5th, 2010

What are you thoughts?  What have you brought into your life that you want, and how did you do it?

Have a great day, and keep practicing!



  1. Dear Kat! This is Luz from the yoga teacher training!!' it's so true what you posted , we have to work hard to achieve our goals! Every day is a challenge and in my case, since I arrived to NY from my country I really wanted to take this yoga course.... And that happen with a lot of effort and positive energy!! Believing always that there's opportunities for those who work hard, with love and passion!

  2. Hi Luz!!! Thank you so much for your comments! Your amazing attitude, fierce perseverance and passionate kindness always inspire me. I am so happy to know you!

    Lots of love and namaste,