A few years ago I asked my daughter what color she wanted to paint her room. Within a few minutes she had made her choice. With my doubting and indecisive mind, I asked her if she wanted to look at other shades or colors, in some ways questioning her clarity and quickness to choose.
She looked at me and said, “Mom, sometimes you just know.”
Julia, my daughter, was right–sometimes you just know. So often we know, but we doubt that quiet inner voice and instead trust the mind and all it’s options and reasons.
Choosing to make a big change from our yellow walls was a bold and risky move, “Would everyone like the new color? Why change what’s worked for 12 years? It was good enough.”
In deciding to change the color, I remembered that moment years ago with Julia. To honor the lesson I was reminded of with her, I painted the walls at the Beverly Yoga Center the same color as her room.
Sometimes you just know. Most often trusting that quiet inner voice will lead you to a deeper trust in knowing what’s right, underneath the thinking mind of fears and worries. We may disappoint people. Our choices may not always make sense to others and may even be uncomfortable to feel what is true for us, but when we trust that voice and listen closely there is a kindness in trusting that we know.
I understand the importance of creating a clean, comfortable and nourishing space for you to practice yoga. I decided to add a fresh coat of paint and new window treatments as a commitment to our students and the space that we have created together at the Beverly Yoga Center. I hope you enjoy.