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Where’s the “Love & Light”? Why does it have to be so hard?!

I love these words from the book Untamed by @glennondoyle. So much so, I feel inspired to post!

In the yoga world in which I live you will often hear platitudes, like ‘Love and Light”. In all honesty, to hear these words sometimes makes me want to yell, “Get real!” What’s it supposed to mean? Is life supposed to be constantly filled with unicorns and rainbows? Sugary and sickly sweet?

Now more than ever, we are under so much pressure to have the perfect life. The perfect family, prefect career, perfect body and the perfect yoga practice. Social media provides a distilled, filtered, and a snapshot view through a rosey lens, of what life should be.


It’s easy, and all to understandable, to feel the weight of life. Why is it so hard? To quote directly from the book, “If you are uncomfortable - in deep pain, angry, yearning, confused - you don’t have a problem, you have a life.” Making the tough calls, doing the hard stuff - this is you making a conscious choice to do life, to live it, to change for the better! It’s a good thing! The alternative is to sit back in blissful ignorance, pretending everything is rosey, avoiding the tough calls. Letting it all pass you by.


I don’t feel depressed by this quote, I feel uplifted. Motivated. It’s hard because I’m trying to make it right. I can see a better way, and I damn well want to shoot for it! I’m working at it. Trying to be a better Mother, Friend, and Yoga Practicioner - a better human! Living my life!

What do you think? Have you ever felt weighted by the tough stuff? Let me know, I’m genuinely interested!


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