Kauai has been on my bucket list for years because of it’s tropical rain forests to hike and explore and beautiful beaches to surf and snorkel. I thought it would be the perfect place to host a yoga retreat this year, but after a lot of research and conversation, I found myself really struggling trying to make something work.
It’s hard to let go and it’s hard to hang on. It’s hard to let go of a vision we have because we are afraid to disappoint, miss an opportunity, or admit it’s just not the right one or the right time. And it’s hard to hang on when it becomes too much of a struggle and fight.
When we struggle to make something work, feel frustrated and overwhelmed, we may not be in alignment with our most important vision and values. When I got honest with myself and acknowledged I have a few other things going on this year, like delivering my 12-month Resilience Academy, finishing my book, and getting married, I had to admit the Kauai Retreat was turning into a big distraction, instead of a labor of love.
I teach the importance of creating space not to just work in your life, but to work on your life to look at the big picture and remember what is most important right here, right now. As difficult as it was, I decided to let go of taking a group to Kauai this year. I am sad and I am relieved.
Now I have the space (both time and energy) to better attend to my clients, my book, and our wedding. If you are struggling, trying to make something happen, look at it with fresh eyes to see if you are in alignment with your truest and highest vision and values. I was not. It’s hard to let go and it’s hard to hang on.