Featured Dawning Soul: Alix
Beautiful and Brave…This week’s Featured Dawning Soul is Alix Schmitt. She is passionate about yoga and photography and is a true inspiration. Even though she is losing her eyesight, she enthusiastically chooses to see life and beauty in all things. If you’d like to learn more about Alix, contact her at email@example.com. Alix is rockin the Dawning Soul “I AM” Easy Fit Poetic Tee.
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Here’s more about Alix.
A few years ago, I was diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition which has compromised my eyesight. Over time, reading a book, driving, and even something as simple as seeing the face of a friend became a challenge and I began losing hope. I was disheartened and didn’t know where to turn, but realized I had to do something. I then found yoga. When I am on my mat, I feel strength where there is weakness; courage, gratitude and compassion where I feel there is no hope; and warmth and love where I feel I am alone on my journey. My mat is where I go in search of peace. It is my sacred space. And it is where I go to feel normal. While I am on my mat, I am like everyone else in the room.
Around the time I started practicing yoga, I began taking photographs as a way to nurture my eyes and keep them active. I spend hours at a time looking through the lens of my camera. Each time I am behind the camera is an opportunity to discover new beauty. And though I have this obstacle, yoga has helped me to look past it.
I sometimes wonder why I am losing my eyesight. After all, I enthusiastically want to see life and beauty in all things. Perhaps someone else is on a similar journey. My hope is that they will find strength in me and become inspired to continue on their journey and do amazing things.
In the beginning of my yoga practice I was searching for wellness but what I found was so much more. I found strength, courage, love, compassion, inspiration and hope.