After almost 10 years of corporate life, I’m going to take a break.
Because I want to prioritize myself.
I’m taking time off to do what I want to do.
I’m undergoing a 2 years Yogic Study at Satyananda Australasia. I’ve started the first semester last January, and I’ll be starting the second semester next July. This yogic study requires me to live in the ashram for about 2-3 weeks each semester. Last January the corporate I work for gave me permission to take unpaid leave, this time it couldn’t gave me that luxury so I had to choose.
I’ve been wanting to take this Yogic Study since after Bali Spirit Festival in 2009 where I sat and listened to Dr. Swami Shankardev, it was from him that I found out about this very holistic yoga called Bihar Yoga / Satyananda Yoga. It took me 2+ years to gather my courage & resources and finally last year I made up my mind, I want to do this, at least try the first semester. I don’t want to wake up someday and feel sorry I didn’t try.
Also last year I felt like a lot of things are reminding me “If not now, when? Now is all you got”. I have a colleague who suddenly fell very ill without any warning. Another colleague (whom I barely know) passed away suddenly. Steve Jobs died, and I reread his famous Stanford commencement speech, with this paragraph:
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.