If you are generally happy person, bringing things to the surface through your meditation may feel a little unstable. Maybe making you feel like you’re not happy person. But trust me, clearing out the things that make you feel not quite perfect – like there’s something just a little bit under the surface and pulling you down – pulling those up to the surface and recognizing what they are. Clearing these things out will not make you an unhappy person. It will make you more of an authentically happy person so face your fears. Have some courage. And instead of turning away running from the things that scare you, take time to be with who you are. The real you. The person that you are today. Don’t be afraid of the things that are inside of you. Those are you … and yet they aren’t you. Face your shadows with a smile. Say thank you to those things that make you feel just a little shaky, things that make you feel like you aren’t a happy person. Clear those suckers out so you can be a real happy person – not a happy shell.
Mindy Arbuckle, E-RYT and founder of Maitri Yoga Center, has been practicing and teaching yoga since the late 90′s. She loves spreading the knowledge and heart of yoga in an accessible way. Her deep love of yoga enables her to be straight forward, compassionate, caring, peaceful, dedicated and generous in her life and with her students. By listening to her readers, students and to herself, she is able to apply universal knowledge to practical goals of this world including health, family life and business. She believes in the power of yoga for every person and is skilled at finding the right yoga practices for each individual rather than a student fitting into a particular style of yoga. She is fully committed to being a healer, teacher, wife, mother and yogini while remaining down to earth and connected to source.