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As a registered yoga teacher with over 10 years of experience, I guide my students to become centered and accepting of themselves on their own yoga journey. I was also a professional coach for 15 years, and am grateful for helping clients navigate their careers and life transitions.
I take a coach approach to my yoga teaching, wanting to bring out the best of each individual in a safe and caring environment – helping them be present, be compassionate towards themselves and connect to their inner wisdom.
One morning I woke up with these words in my mind: “Life is a series of highs and lows. Be grateful for the highs. Be graceful in the lows. And find contentment in your Middle Ground.”
Find Your Middle Ground blog is where I get to explore, reflect, share and have fun with very cool peeps like yourself.
Thank you for checking in and being an inspiration on my own journey.
Middle Ground Theory
Finding Your Middle Ground is about finding balance in life, and coming home to our selves. When we take time to pause and be mindful of the present moment, we open a door to our natural state of being – accepting, loving, peaceful, kind and happy. It is there for every one of us.
When we begin to live from our Middle Ground – this centered way of being – we are able to let go of judgments and how things should be. We allow ourselves to open up to what is happening in the moment. We connect to our authentic being and life energy. We find contentment no matter what occurs in the highs and lows of life.
As far as I know there isn’t a Middle Ground Theory …. but I have a couple of ways of looking at it 🙂
The first is your Pendulum of Life:
The pendulum of life often swings from extreme highs to lows. Your middle ground is when it is closest to the ground, instead of being up in the air and out of touch. When you slow down and find your feet, you become centered and grounded. You find your middle ground. In the pendulum of life there is always movement.
Take a moment and notice where you might be on life’s pendulum right now.
The second approach I call the Waves of Life:
Sound waves and ocean waves naturally crest and and fall. In the flow of the movement they pass through an undisturbed position. Waves can’t rest here, but you can. You have a choice. You can slow down and not let your emotions and thinking take you on a crazy roller coaster ride.
Most people think they must keep riding the crest of the waves in order to be happy. They cling to the highs in order to avoid the lows. Their middle ground gets overlooked, but its the place when there is no disturbance.
Take a moment and consider your own attitude towards these highs and lows, and the part your middle ground plays in your life.
In our Middle Ground we are able to let go of judgments and how things should be. We allow ourselves to open up to what is in this moment. We connect with our authentic being and life energy. We find contentment no matter what occurs in the highs and lows of life.
Bringing Peace to the World
I believe that we can all contribute to world peace. It starts with being kind to ourselves and finding peace within ourselves. Helping others is a good place to start, but the real work is ours to do for ourselves. We must find our Middle Ground
This poem by Chade-Meng Tan (Google’s Jolly Good Fellow and author of Search Inside Yourself) is my inspiration:
With deep inner peace
And great compassion, self compassion and fun
Aspire daily to save the world.
But do not strive to achieve it.
Just do whatever comes naturally.
Because when aspiration is strong
And compassion blossoms,
Whatever comes naturally,
Is also the right thing to do.
The wise compassionate being,
Save the world while having fun.