When practicing yoga, we come as we are, in our old or young bodies, physically and mentally strong or not. However, we are that day, we go, we practice. Loving ourselves as we are. We are continually adapting to whatever life brings our way. We do the same in life, we show up for work, or for our families, doing the best we can, that day. Not always perfect, and sometimes extraordinary. If we continue to do our best, over time, we can see the results of our sometime extraordinary moments that have built over time.
To just go through the motions daily, over time will give us the same results as we have now. Action is needed for positive change to happen. Without action, without change, complacency sets in, thinking that this is all their is, all that we can hope for. Becoming like the masses, that just settle in and complain. Be yourself – live – truly live! Enjoy every moment! Fill your heart with love, and do everything, from that loving perspective! With love for yourself, and love for others!
That’s what makes a life wonderful! Living from a happy loving heart and doing what you do best! So go live on and be yourself, and I promise, everything gets even better.
As I enter my third week of conscious eating, inspired by my 21 year old stepdaughter, I had an epiphany. It’s what we all really know,… but somehow this week it hit me deeply, and really resonated with me. My intention is for this message is that I hope that it helps you too!
With every choice no matter how big or small we face a consequence for that action. But, If we couple that choice, with our most important choice of what our intention is, then the choices and decisions become much easier. With my intention of being healthy, the conscious choice to pick whole natural foods, and to continue with my practice of yoga, is easy. Why would I want to choose to consume anything other then whats healthy for my body, when my intention is to be healthy. The intention of living a happy life, will keep only happy, positive healthy people around you. If you apply this to your relationships, your job, or your life as a whole, changes will become easier. You begin living, the life that you want to live.
To seek greatness outside yourself is turn your back on the treasure within.~ Alan Cohen
You are the great treasure! You’re amazing!. You’re not like everybody else. You’re special, just as you are, so listen within. Listen to your own inner guidance, and be guided from within. Tap into the source, and the potential of all of the unique gifts that have been given to you. Start looking inside, notice your own breath, and how your body moves. Find and pay attention to the fluidity in yourself. Aware of you personally, on and off the yoga mat.
Where you are in this moment. Look around and notice without judgement the different objects and shapes, the colors, the people, the sounds, the smells, and then start to bring your attention inward. Noticing how you feel. The weight of your body on whatever your sitting on, the natural rhythm of your breath. Then close your eyes and take a moment to take a few deep breaths, noticing if your breath slows down, once your breath has returned back to it’s natural rhythm Feel yourself calm and at peace. Sit for a moment just being you. Happy and at peace of being you, and only you. Being content to be just as you are.