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Where to begin, now that’s the question. How about, with a question, since that breaks the rules and satisfies my sometimes rebellious nature- “when did you consciously decide to walk your path?” Yep, that’s it- my simple question….
Tell me, seriously I’m on Twitter @Talk2SuiteTabu or Facebook under Nayeli A. Njuzu…
Aren’t the natural laws, ironic, with all of our evolution as a race, we’re not so different from fruit as even human beings , most at least- have a time of maturing. For me, deciding to embrace the path that has always been there, waiting like a patient lover was in part timing, in part inspiration but mostly an acceptance of a challenge- “to be the best version of myself in this life”. Oddly enough I’m surrounded by artists, yogis, photographers, rappers, designers,singers, painters , poets- New Yorkers but I just didn’t think I had the luxury of their lifestyle. I had REAL work to do, my bills arrive on the 1st- sound familiar?
In meditation, I used to say, well God/Goddess I would have preferred a memo instead of scars but sometimes you need a few scars to drive the point home. To overcome your fears or at least make peace with them as you set them aside, in their proper place. I have found that the road fear is the gatekeeper of, usually leads to your path. Face your fears and you end up walking right into- wonderful.
The intuition is a gift, a reflection of our connection to the source. A gift that should be honored but in a time when the modern person has relinquished control of their time for the illusion of “insert goal here” -or simply put freedom. One needs to accept that many things are often not what they appear.
Why does western culture celebrate the success of artists but very few celebrate the artist’s journey? In my mind, metaphorically an artist is anyone who commits to a path of excellent and efficient use of their talents. There are so many interesting treasures hidden within lives well lived but in a time where yes, even Kim K has her place, there are also unsung savants in your field of interest who deserve gratitude for cultivating the energy of the muse.
One of my many muses is Shiva Rea, I chose to earn my yoga certification at Samudra, her program not because she’s a famous yogini but because she’s a creative and the vehicle that incited my home practice. Wait, I feel a shift in the atmposhere, yes- she’s famous but she’s famous for excellence, commitment and craft in a totally non-Kim Kardashian way. So, maybe its the energy of excellence that attracts and can’t we all cultivate that no matter our backgrounds? So, again I ask, “when did you consciously decide to walk your path?”
Much like the long walk by the water that I took with a friend the other day, I am taking it easy, beginning right where I am and enjoying the experience. Who am I? I am creative energy ever evolving, I am a modern yogini, a lover, a fighter, a savant of sorts, a fire keeper, a soul sister, a sponge but mostly importantly- your reflection.
Be greater today….IGNITE YOUR EVOLUTION
Nayeli Njuzu, is the creator of http://www.whatissuitetabu.com and in this moment a writer, who lives in New York with her great dane Shanti.