At the time, I didn't really appreciate the remark. After all, in most cases I was worried about the test & wanted only to get a good grade (this was before I found yoga).
Still, it was a phrase that many of us used & repeated at the time. Even if mostly in jest. And it's a phrase that has stuck with me for more 25 years.
Now when I think of experience & the phrase, I get it. It was in fact an opportunity - to show I was prepared, that I could handle the pressure of the moment & that I knew my stuff, amoung other things.
I've thought about this phrase when practicing yoga & have even related the experience of hearing it in High School to my yoga students at Sanctuary Power Yoga (http://www.sanctuarypoweryoga.com/index.htm).
When faced with a challenging pose, one that you find difficult or just plain don't like - you're presented with an opportunity.
You have the opportunity to breathe, to stay focused & calm, and to make it through that moment with ease & Grace.
In a challenging moment in your life, when faced with a challenging boss, a difficult family member, crazy traffic - you're presented with an opportunity.
You have the opportunity to breathe, stay calm & focused & make it through the moment with ease & Grace.
So, next time you are presented with an opportunity...what will you do?
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