Yogi Bhajan, the great master of Kundalini Yoga, was a man of many wise aphorisms. You know them if you drink Yogi Tea undoubtedly.
One of my favorite lessons from Yogi Bhajan comes in his words about patience. This affirmation, or prayer, is sometimes used in Kundalini meditations and kriyas. It is mesmerizing and soothing to me. It is a comforting reminder, an order even, to trust in Grace, to embody myself fully, connect in with my best self and be receptive to the blessings. This requires surrender and pure faith.
Recently I’ve not been feeling so embodied, patient or happy with my day-to-day life. The process of looking for work has been challenging. Dealing with all the rejection from different shops and companies has been frustrating, to say the least. I really want to work, to be a part of a creative group environment, but it’s taking time to get there.
Living in a new place is hard too. It really takes awhile to make friends and become integrated in a new community. Although I love our new home, I feel rather aimless and lonely, especially now that my husband is fully engrossed in acupuncture school. The lack of work has made me feel purposeless, like I have nothing to offer anyone, and that’s a sad way to feel.
Each day I put in some effort to reach out to my community, get to know my town and my peers. I network and try to meet people in the industry and other like-minded individuals. I focus on building a beautiful home, on caring for my husband and dog with love, nurturing this little blog, and of course, I do my practice.
I’m doing the best I can right now. It’s far from perfect; it’s a process.
And as I navigate through this process, Yogi Bhajan’s words have been ringing in my ears….
“Patience pays. Wait. Let the hand of God work for you. The One who has created you, let Him create all the environments, circumstances, and facilities and faculties.
Dwell in God and befriend your soul.”
Love and Blessings,