ALERT (This post may contain authenticity)
Earlier this week I shared an Instagram story that felt raw and vulnerable. I was scheduled to teach a yoga class where no body showed up. My ego felt bruised, doubt in my teaching abilities crept in, and fear of whether I was on the correct life path rose to the surface.
Sharing about this experience felt like the last thing I wanted to do. But I’ve made a commitment to share as authentically as possible. The moments when life is full of light and when there is a little more darkness. 😇😈
After I shared my experience, messages of love and support began to pour into my inbox. Other yoga teachers who could relate to my situation reached out with gratitude, insight, and wisdom.
Anytime I’ve decided to put myself out there authentically I’ve never regretted it. People are always receptive because it’s real life. We often get caught in the cycle of only showcasing our highlights, but in reality there’s a lot of the mundane, regrettable, and tragic behind the scenes.
When we share with authenticity we have the opportunity to connect with others on a deeper level through shared experience. This opens up conversation around topics that are important to bring light to in our society.
Mental and emotional health being one of the key areas in my opinion. 🗝🧠
Ask yourself, what could I share publicly that could have a positive impact on others in my community? - 56 minutes ago