This is a mantra my dear coach and teacher Barbara Berger gave me and it works every time! I had the absolute worse day yesterday. I have been organising my super annuation (pension pay) return from Australia you know that money they put aside for when you retire the money you have worked very very hard for and I learned I’ll be charged over 5000! Australian dollars in tax. Money I made. Money I worked for. Money I could have done so many amazing things with. It completely ruined me. Anger is energy. I feel that getting yourself so worked up, getting to a point where you feel you are about to explode is in my personal opinion not super healthy but it is in fact human. Yes, I am a yogi, yes I am a yoga teacher, yes I practice on a daily basis, always willing to learn, I have an open heart, an adventurous spirit and a compassionate soul. But I too can feel betrayed, used, violated, frustrated and ANGRY at the world. I feel this anger gets me somewhere. It motivates me, it activates me, it lids this fire inside.
Why I think I deal with anger well is I learned how I can transform it in good energy. The ability to shift it, the ability to rebound, to flip it, I have that. Because after this gruesome Tuesday I got up the next morning, I said to myself my financial situation does not define me. I should not let it control me, overpower me and let it eat me up. I told myself: I am not my job. I am not my money. I am not my problems. I am not any of that. So I had a beautiful practice in the morning, which I shared with a few beloved students here in Lisbon at night when teaching a class and I know my time of financial success will come. One day. There’s other levels of success too. Bringing love to the people! Being a spokesperson for the animals. Living by example and inspiring others. All things I’m very successful at and I think that’s priceless. Don’t you think? So to speak again with the words of my dear teacher BB: may the force be with me.