Goldilocks Blog – Marvel At The Moment
Every morning tired or not I wake up early to find a place of beauty, a place to sit in peace, meditating for whatever amount of time that I have, and relfecting on that moment with gratitude. When I’m at home I take myself to the beach and marvel at the beauty of nature as I watch the tide flow in and out, and the birds glide right on by. I see the sun rise always faster than what I imagine it should, and I gaze up into the sky and stare at the clouds moving overhead, noticing the many different images being formed. I deeply breathe in the salt air as if I’m savoring my favorite chocolate. I allow the sand to cling to my clothes and feet, which later become a gentle reminder of being fully present, as a few grains of sand always stay with me throughout the day. I allow the sight of the occasional ripple in the water to remind me of the unexpected moments that slightly alter the path, guiding me in the right direction. I sit in stillness with a knowing that nothing is really still.
When I travel, which I will be doing next week, I marvel at life in a slightly different way. When inside it’s easy to have a false sense of stillness within the unmoving walls of a room, and the heavy and solid pieces of furniture. I sometimes forget about how fast time is moving, which literally and unfortunately has often just past me by without any awareness. So the beauty that I look to see may be the varying degrees of a smile of one of my children, a beautiful and petite flower of a weed that moves slightly with the breeze, and then with the simple awareness of my own breath. Here I feel like I’m still, but with a knowing that everything around me is moving.
Both ways are the same, but at first seem slightly different. The same is true in how we view many things. Another yogic lesson.
Marvel at the moment, whatever it looks like, and brings yourself into the present moment. Because it’s here and now where life is taking place.
Just a thought, With Love and gratitude,
Goldi – Mwah!
Birds flying high you know how I feel. Sun in the sky you know how I feel. Breeze driftin on by, you know how I feel. It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day… And, I’m feeling good. -Lyrics for Feeling Good by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
When I teach my Yoga classes, I ask all my students to set their intention or their Sankulpa, before we begin our practice. A sankulpa is a statement formed from within our connection to our higher self. It’s a statement to be honored above all, because it guides us towards our higher purpose, our best self, and helps to guide our choices on our path. But it’s more than just a statement – it’s multidimensional.
Your sankulpa could start simply with the intention, I want to quit smoking. But, your sankulpa, created as a positive statement in the present tense could be I’m so grateful that I’m smoke free. The statement requires no resolve or will power but a becoming or a knowing of who you really are, and evolving to the true sankulpa of –I am healthy, I am whole. It’s a realization that you already are it, a believing. And, so for awhile we walk side by side with this knowing of becoming, and being, at the same time. The longer we can remain in this state of oneness, the faster we are able to become one with our statement. One way I find that really helps is to think of your statement with gratitude. Go ahead and think of it…, now, think of it with gratitude that it’s already true! -… powerful right?
So we continue walking on this path side by side, mindfully aware of our sankulpa, and mindfully at every opportunity acting inline with these goals. As we move forward we remain at peace, content, and forgiving when necessary, of our actions and of where we still currently are. Always, remembering and acknowledging however, that you are already healthy and whole.
Feel Good and Believe!
Just a thought…
These days I feel totally, utterly and completely blessed! I don’t have boat loads of money, or a big fancy car, but I have everything I need and more. I’ve learned to live differently than I had before. I try to only buy, keep, or be around quality. Not quantity, but quality. My friends are good people. I try to live in a state of contentment with gratitude. Grateful for what I have, and it works, I feel truly grateful for what I have and feel content and blessed. But I’ve recently been thrown a little bit for a loop. It’s become easy to ride the ups and downs of life with the small things in life, like someone cutting you off in traffic, the rude person behind you in line, or the unexpected bill. Recently however, my best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time – this time stage 4. Finding that place where I’m accepting of what is at the moment, has left me feeling a little uncomfortable. My initial reaction of feeling like I was going to throw up, seems so much more appropriate. Hindsight and past experience has proven to me that worry, sadness, and despair, will not help me or her. My yoga training and practice helps reminds me to not put a future outcome to what may be, but to count our blessings and celebrate what we have now. I keep having to remind myself of that… hope your doing the same.
Just a thought…
With Love, Goldi