Life. What a whirlwind. As I am writing this there are parts of me that feel like I may be falling apart, opening at the seams, and honestly, just losing my cool. I'm overwhelmed with work and creative projects, financially struggling, working through the loss of my father, ridding my house of fleas—all at the same time as I'm about to start my moon cycle. To sum it up, I'm emotional, tired, and stressed. The point of me telling you this is that life pulls us down sometimes and pushes us to our most outer limits. It happens and it usually feels like everything is falling apart at the same time. It's in these vulnerable times that we learn the most about ourselves. This is when we come to know our true identity.
Sometimes life throws us curve balls, and that's OK.While working through all these things I simultaneously feel grateful, happy, and alive. There is always light shining through the darkness and perpetual strength to be found in moments of weakness. Sometimes life throws us curve balls, and that's OK. It's impossible to prepare ourselves for what is to come. Dealing with these curve balls is what makes us stronger. If we want to survive we must to learn to dodge, adapt, and evolve. When we choose to overcome challenges we actually flourish and become better versions of ourselves. Think about it in terms of progression, connection, and growth. Dig deep and find your true power and potential. Push yourself beyond your limits. YOU ARE LIMITLESS. Within each of us lies infinite potential and exponential power. We have the choice to acknowledge and tap into this power, if we so choose. It takes courage to break the mold. There’s no time to waste on mediocracy. Every day is a new opportunity, a new adventure, and a another chance to find greatness. Everything that we are searching for and everything we are aspiring to be already exists within us. Power through. Photo by Derek Goodwin — Zuzu Perkal is an independent artist, photographer, yoga instructor, and adventure enthusiast in Austin, Texas. Her days are filled with coffee, paint, and daydreams. She believes mistakes are simply a beautiful opportunity for growth and that our own life experiences serves as our most valuable teachers. Zuzu recently graduated from Wanderlust’s first Teacher Training Program and is on a mission to continually expand her consciousness while following her journey down the yogic path. She is currently experimenting with the concept of a floating yoga studio and mixed medium practice.