The well-known proverb “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear” is often attributed to Buddha and is quite popular among yogis. After all, Buddha was a practicing yogi before he achieved enlightenment, so it is hardly surprising that the message resonates with those who are on a spiritual path. taxi to woking
I was recently reminded of this potent proclamation when I reached a state where I felt a lack of inspiration. Life is far from a struggle, as I am doing what I love for a living: teaching yoga at a popular, well-known chain of studios and running a small beachfront resort. I have ample free time and quite comfortable financially with a condo in Bangkok and a country house in the suburbs. Yet I yearned for more: Make more money, be a better teacher, attract more customers to the resort. I was also struggling with the idea of contentment: After all, shouldn’t I just be grateful for what I have and stop thirsting for more?
A few weeks ago, I met a romantic interest “D,” who is a life and business coach. Given D’s profession, I was immediately thrown into the “guide and help me” mind-set. Also, D is new to yoga, so we both felt that we could both teach and learn from each other. It seems like my inspiration has finally arrived.
As we got to know each other better, I observed that the stuff that came out of D’s mouth truly shook me up. I have never worked with a life coach before so this was my first exposure to this kind of personality. I thought that it took this kind of aggression to jump-start people into a different mind-set, which, I have to admit, made me face a lot of my issues in a very short period of time. I did ask D, after all, to guide me.