It is interesting. People, strangers, talk to me now. There were 2 people, 2!, who struck up a convo with me at the bus stop last night. And they weren't weirdos, but normal everyday people. Imagine that!?! I've noticed this since being back from training. As I was reminded by a fellow trainee facebook friend, Boss told us our friends, families and relatives will see us differently after training. I think this is true, especially since I feel so different after training. I still can't quite put my finger on it, but there is something different about me now and I like it. I feel softer, calmer, more at peace with me, flaws and all.
So I am back to a day job now and there was a coworker of mine who came to talk to me about stuff and it got me thinking. She was saying how she wants to be a better woman so those characteristics would reflect in her children. I immediately thought of yoga of course and then also about my negative world views. See, I think there is a lot of change that our society can benefit from. If we were a closer knit community of people rather than a bunch of individuals then I think we would treat others and the earth differently. When people have a regular yoga practice they often take the principles they learn in class off the mat and into the real world. That's what so cool about yoga is that it makes you better so you can go out into the world and treat others better. What a circle, eh?... Qualities like patience, acceptance, tolerance and focus can't help but foster and spill over into our everyday lives. We could all benefit from a little dose of those qualities from time to time. It is nice to see I am possibly projecting those qualities outward. Making the world a better place one person at a time.