There are some of you who have taken the time to write to me after hearing the Radio 5 interview and I am truly grateful for your messages, thank you :-)
I relaxed once the interview was aired. Emma Barnet is an up and coming journalist who would do anything for a headline linked to her name, it is how you climb the career ladder in journalism. Well aware of this, I treaded carefully never the less they got the headline and The Daily Mail have turned it into a story. Just to be clear, this is not the first time I speak publicly of the fact that I was offered 1 million pounds to do a sex tape, it is old news but I suppose that doesn't really matter now anyway. Looking back at my years in the spotlight I certainly received a few bizarre offers. A married couple from Barcelona wrote to me offering me 50,000 Euros for a threesome with them! Unsure as to whether I should have felt flattered or not I politely declined their offer.
They were crazy years and such a far cry from my life today. People often say life is short, but life is long, very very long and allot can happen in ten years.
This week what with flying back and forth to London and work, I have not practiced as much yoga as I would have liked and yesterday I felt pretty demotivated. Then as I was flicking through Instagram last night I read a quote that just kicked the motivation back in. It is a quote by R. Sharath Jois and it goes;
"Dont think that perfecting an asana (yoga posture) makes a good practice. Dont think like that. Many students say, oh today I caught my ankles in a backhanding, today is my best practice. Dont think like that. Getting up and being on your mat, that is sufficient and that is your BEST practice."
In my opinion this reflects in life too, it is not always about being the best it is just about being, about doing something, keeping going, getting on with it, being kind and working hard. Work at your life one day at a time just like practicing yoga. Dont compete to be the best, dont push yourself too hard because if you do you are letting your ego rule you and not your soul. When the ego rules injury occurs.
This morning, with that in mind I had the most wonderful practice and I am feeling very relaxed and content.
Happy weekend from the very snowy mountains in Hemsedal :-)
Beautiful Mila flying through the snow on our walks today. Life is beautiful :-)
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