Why Self-Discovery leads to Happiness

According to New York Times bestselling author, Dan Buettner, in his book THRIVE there are 6 key things he discovered as the keys to personal happiness. While on a yoga retreat we really concentrate on a number of these 6 factors. Today would like to talk about the importance of Self-Discovery while on retreat.

Mr Buettner says Self-understanding is one of the six key contributors to happiness. He writes, “People who can articulate their life purpose in one sentence are 20% happier than those who can’t.” While on retreat you are in contact with like-minded, interesting people that support your personal growth through on-going interaction.

Yoga is a journey into our own uniqueness. It is a story of rediscovery for most of us. What with all the noise, static and stress of daily life we often lose track of who we are and what our purpose is. My greatest teaching intention is that you discover the uniqueness of you and bring it forth into the other 23 hours off the mat day in and day out.

We achieve this from a yogic view because we study ourselves through ourselves. The Journey becomes our destination, one of continued self-discovery. Going on retreat gives us time and a safe space to ask ourselves that timeless question, WHERE AM I GOING, what is my purpose?

Take to heart the powerful words of Mary Oliver who writes:
“When it’s over, I don’t want to wonderIf I have made of my life something particular and real.I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, Or full of argument.I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” Take time to book a wellness break for yourself and get 20% happier by using time for self-reflection to promote your self-expression. Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia

PS A PERFECT RETREAT FOR YOU WOULD BE COSTA RICA AUGUST 11-18, 2012. ONLY 12 GUESTS AT THE SANCTUARY AT TWO RIVERS.