Practice, and all is coming.
In my case it is more like: Practice, and all is changing.
I went shopping with my shopping friend in a big German city. Shopping used to be a hobby of mine. An expensive one: we once flew to NYC to stay for a week in a Manhattan hotel to do some shopping extra vaganza.
But things have changed since entering the world of Ashtanga. I went shopping with my shopping friend and I did not enjoy it like I used to. I enjoyed the coffee break we had and the lunch we shared and the moments we talked. Don't get me wrong, I still like to have beautiful clothes, shoes, bags, make up and beauty products. But I don't like to spend so much money on these things anymore. And I feel like I don't need so much of everything anymore. Before I could buy three pairs of shoes in ten minutes. Now I think: Hey, I still have shoes and they still fit. Don't need new ones. Yoga makes me feel satisfied from the inside out, I think.
Back to the story. I went shopping with my shopping friend. She showed me a dress she liked. I said it reminded me of dress she already has. She said she'd recently counted her dresses.
'Can you guess how many dresses I have?' she asked.
I took a moment to think about it. I saw her in a blue one, a green one, a pink one, another pink one, and several black ones.
'Twelve,' I said and I thought that was already a bit much.
'More,' she said.
'I have fifty-one dresses.'
I did not know what to say. I think I wished she would have said: 'I have fifty-one dresses and I feel great about it and I love them all so much and they make me feel complete.' But that's not what she said. She also did not say 'I have fifty-one dresses and I feel sad,' but somehow the number made me more sad than happy (for her).
I took this picture at Dylan's Candy Bar in NYC