Where you are is exactly where you need to be. I first heard these words from my teacher, Brett Larkin, as she lead the opening meditation of our 200 Hour YTT .
I remember how these words struck my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Within this one, brief sentence I found answers to so many questions.
Last night, I found myself speaking these words to a new group of students beginning their yoga journey. As I repeated the words that deeply touched me years ago I could see in their faces how these words touched them in the same way.
For so much of my life I worked tirelessly to keep things, opportunities, and relationships, holding on so tightly that I would lose sight of myself. I thought that if I could just hold on, maintain control and keep order, these things, jobs, people who were so precious to me would never drift away.
What I have learned in recent years is that despite how hard we hold on, how much we try to design the way our life will unfold, all that happens in our external worlds is completely out of our control.
This realization is not easy to accept. Sometimes our jobs are replaced, opportunities are lost and relationships move in other directions. But where we land, were we end up, is exactly where we need to be.
I have found that the less I struggle, the less I try to manufacture my destiny, the pieces fall into place and I continue to grow, learn and live my purpose.
Where you are is exactly where you need to be. Trust this and take heart in knowing that even in the moments where it feels like everything is falling apart, they are actually falling into place.