Episode with LP From The Heart: Conversations with Rachel Brathen (@yoga_girl) titled “Be Yourself, The World Depends On It” is now up online.
It’s a really great listen, where LP shares how her yoga practice and the process of writing music that’s brought her from everything from break-ups, being dropped from record labels and eventually turning her dreams to a reality. This episode will encourage you to listen to your inner voice and honour who you are at the core.
Episode was recorded on the 7th June, LP was in a Yoga Girl studio in LA, while Rachel was in her home in Aruba.
You can listen to it only via Spotify at the moment, but it will also appear on Apple podcast later on. Enjoy!
After @yoga_girl: “Laying here thinking about the things I’ve done that have brought me out of my comfort zone. The answer is EVERY SINGLE THING THAT HAS EVER MOVED ME FORWARD! The podcast is a great example. Every time I have a guest on the show that I don’t know personally I get super nervous. Here is a famous, accomplished person taking time out of their day, driving all the way to our production studio in LA to spend a full hour talking to me. Me! Little old me, sitting on my bedroom floor recording in Aruba a million miles away. There is that little voice in the back of my head and it becomes especially loud right before I’m about to do something new. “You can’t do this”, it says. “You’re not good enough”. I imagine all the ways in which I may fuck up – I’ll pronounce their name wrong, or the conversation will be awful, or I’ll run out of things to ask and we’ll just sit there in the worlds most awkward silence. There is always that moment right before the other person comes on the line when my heart is pounding and my mouth gets dry and inevitably, I ask myself: WHY do I do this?? That same question sometimes pops up right before I teach a big class, or before going into an important meeting, or anytime I’m about to do something that scares me. That voice was the loudest it’s ever been before my TED talk (I really, really don’t like public speaking) and it almost kept me from doing it altogether.
But here is the thing. Every time, whoever the guest was, or whichever class I just taught, or whatever thing it was I just did that I was so uncomfortable to do.. I take a deep breath, and – I just do it. I do it. And before I know it it’s over and it was amazing and I walk away feeling elated. On top of the world. It’s indescribable, that feeling. And each time, it moves me closer toward the next step in my career. The next step in my life.
Being where I am right now is the accumulation of the million things I once told myself I couldn’t do, but did anyway.
The practice of sitting with discomfort continues to be the most life changing one for me.. In every way.”