Gratitude of Breath

Meditate for a moment, with gratitude, of all that you have to be grateful for, starting with your breath… this is what I said at the end of teaching, my very first yoga class, this past weekend. Because in yoga, and in life, we begin and end with breath.  There are times in our lives where we forget that simple fact. We get caught up in the drama of whats going on around us, that we forget that we have anything to be grateful for, when we really have so much.

I believe that the things that come so easy to us, are our greatest gifts. We take our breath for granted, but without it, we would have no experiences at all. Think about how important your breath would be to you, if you knew you only had five more breaths. Think about other basic and awe inspiring gifts that you have; like your sight, your sense of touch, the ability to feel, to taste, to hear, to heal, to think. If any one of these were the newest invention, how badly would you want them. Think about other talents that are unique to you, they just come easy. You are amazing, and you didn’t even have to do anything.

Then give yourself a little self love , and reflect, – on just how amazing you are!

Then come back to your gift of breath… We haven’t been promised any set amount. We aren’t owed this opportunity. Yet we have the opportunity to take care of these gifts, to use them, cherish them, and to create experiences for them. Be grateful for this opportunity. Be grateful for, if nothing else, your breath.

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi

Have The Day You Have

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell

“Have the day you have” quote (by Peter Hedges or Ahmet Zappa not sure at this point) taken from the movie trailer of the Odd Life of Timothy Green in response, after saying, “Have a great day” is too much pressure!

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones we don’t plan. Sometimes the gifts come with what we have perceived as failure, but the failure is really just a way of clearing out all of what doesn’t really serve us. Opening the doors for a life that can be better than expected.

The trick, I believe, is to relax in life, to go with the flow; to have dreams and goals, but to have faith that whatever comes our way, is in our best interest.

Don’t Push the River, it flows by itself. – Robin Caasdan

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi

Bringing In The Season

“We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation…”Seneca

Karma – what fruits will we reap from this years sowing…, giving, receiving, like the natural flow of life, has a cycle.   We must do both, and we must remember to always put love, and joy into our giving. When we give, we are not just giving an object, but giving energy from our thoughts and feelings, and attaching them to the gift.  The positive energy given is really more important than the gift. The energy given is the sowing, and the same energy that you’ll reap.

So put all the love, happiness, and joy, you’ve got into every gift!

Here’s hoping Santa brings me a Fisker Karma for Christmas!!!!!

Just a thought…

Love, Love, Love,  Goldi

Happy Holidays to ALL!!!!!