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  Sunday, December 12, 2010
Yesterday is History and Tomorrow is a Mystery
Currently, there is a lot of uncertainty for many people in 2011. People are changing jobs, moving, entering new relationships, or leaving old ones. At the same time, we are going back to basics, as well as expanding into our true selves. Many of us know there are changes, but not exactly how they will come together. With this uncertainty, what do we do? The only solution is to be in the moment. For this holiday season of stress and with many things to do, I have put down three techniques that I feel help us stay sane:

1. Be Aware
Often if we are too busy worrying about our future, we can miss opportunities that may cross our paths. People come into our lives for a reason, and they are God's way of showing us our next steps. I love being a Californian for this reason because we are often more open to meeting new people than other cultures dictate. I never know where it might lead, and it is always somewhere entertaining, if not enlightening. Be true to your intuition, to your goal, and keep that guiding star in sight, but also realize that like me, you too probably are where you are today because of the people you met along the way.

2. During Free Time, Follow the Appropriate Inclinations
I believe our intuition also tells us exactly what we need to be doing and when we need to be doing it. Recently, when I have freetime, I look into what I have a driving urge to do right then and there. Perhaps it is going to the gym, or perhaps it is the office. As mentioned in previous blogs, I have given in to an impulse of going to the office on Saturdays recently, and through this, I truly believe my knowledge and skills have improved. I got some good feedback last week, and for that I was grateful. But only go to the office if you feel like it. More realistically, if you feel like going for a bike ride rather than the gym at the moment, but can't put your finger on exactly why, just go. You never know whom you might meet along the bike path.

3. Gratitude for What We Have Today
I receive these daily inspirational thoughts from http://www.tut.com, and recently they sent me:

It's not as if one day you'll just look down, Ingrid, and discover that you're on the yellow brick road, living the life of your dreams. But that one day you'll look back and discover you always have been.

Often, when we dream about where we could be, and then we look around, we quickly we realize we already have many of those things. Take a look and see if you too are on the yellow the brick road already. I am writing this blog because there is uncertainty for me as well. I know I will remain in Switzerland, but my project in January is still uncertain. I am awaiting signs of whether this will be at Credit Suisse again, or in the yoga/wellness industry. In the meantime, I am grateful for the friends and family who I love, who love me, as well as my current great adventures. I am writing this blog from vacation in the Swiss Alps in Arosa, where I feel fortunate to have found an opportunity to teach yoga here for the week. Life is actually quite good, despite the uncertainty of the next steps.

As we all await the feedback from God, if we stay in the moment, I believe we will all have a really great holiday, even despite the uncertainty. Truly enjoy each day!

P.S. Feel free to check out my video to the left of the week I spent in Arosa. We had guest performers from The Sugarhill Gang (Hip, Hop, aHippity Hop, if you remember them from 1979), and I met some great new friends, including the cool owners, Valerie and Hitsch Leu. Check out the video from Hotel Eden!

Posted by Ingrid on 12/12 at 06:16 PM
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