“If you build it they will come”
A misquote from the movie Field of Dreams but it resonates with me. The actual quote is: “If you build it, he will come”
In the movie, Kevin Costner’s character Ray is struggling with his relationship with his deceased father who was a devoted baseball fan. Walking in his cornfield one night he hears a voice telling him “If you build it, he will come”. The voice is accompanied by a vision of a baseball diamond in the cornfield.
This famous line and movie speak to what we know as the Law of Attraction – the idea that thought can bring things into your life because “like attracts like”. If you think happy thoughts, you will be happy. If you believe in something enough, you will attract it into your life.
It’s about believing in yourself, where you want to go, and what you want to achieve,
About staying focused and not letting roadblocks and obstacles get in your way and distract you from your goal and your vision.
Patience and Faith
Not skills that I have typically excelled at – often discouraged and distracted, I have abandoned many passions and ambitions along the way when things got hard. Lost sight of my vision; my True North.
My yoga practice and training as a teacher have given me the tools and the self awareness to better recognize when I am become impatient, discouraged and frustrated in the face of adversity – where I would previously have given up, I am now more likely to redirect, recommit and stay the course.
Who or where I want to be
Patience, faith and trust
And being ok with sometimes failing, not getting what I want when I want it
It has gotten me to where I am today in my yoga practice and teaching – growing as a teacher and student, creating community, making a difference – not every day – but often enough to know that this is where and who I want to be.
Being patient. Doing the work.
Celebrating successes, learning from mistakes.
Looking and listening.
And that is enough to keep me moving forward.