Lately I've been having dreams about driving a large vehicle through really tight spaces. One night it was a city bus and I was freaked out because I'd never driven one before, but I sat there on a bench at the bus station with my mom on one side of me and my dad on the other, both reassuring me I'd be able to maneuver the thing through the busy city streets.
Then there was a dream where I was driving a huge RV on a busy highway, with cement barricades to my left and high speed traffic to my right. "Keep it steady, Deb, you're doing it...stay in your lane...you're doing it..." going through my mind as I held on to the steering wheel for dear life!
An interesting concept - me in charge of operating something that big through precarious circumstances - and it got me thinking about the significance.
This past weekend I taught my first yoga class for pay. Like, I am an official yoga teacher for hire, my friends!
The honor and the level of responsibility of leading a yoga practice for other people is not lost on me. I love yoga so much, and I knew that I had 75 minutes to make an impression for my students so that they might come to love it too.
My dreams leading up to that day felt significant as I stepped on my mat in front of my students. "Here I go again - a little captain in charge of a really big boat," I thought - but I knew I could do it.
And I did.
Those barricades I'd constructed in my mind, that high speed traffic to one side, the oversized emotional vehicle I chose to maneuver, it all worked out just fine.
I'm like The Little Engine That Could.