I would love to take credit for coming up with the idea for this blog post, but it was actually my husband and these words, “Practice what you preach” were spoken by him, directed at me.
As a Yoga teacher, I find myself being asked for and giving energy, encouragement and advice all of the time. I tell my friends and family to trust their own direct experience, let go of all that does not serve them, and to love themselves unconditionally, all things which I truly believe, but do not always practice.
It is important to remind ourselves (as my husband reminds me often) that our voice, thoughts and words are just as meaningful and potent inwardly as they are externally. Although it may seem easier to offer encouragement, support and love to others, we must begin with ourselves and remind ourselves often.
When I take my own advice and practice what I preach, I find my personal practice to be more authentic, my relationship with myself to be honest and my life to be in balance.