I first came into Yoga as a way to bring myself, a few moments of peace. Becoming centered, grounded, and present, focusing on my breath, focusing on my body. Then breathing some more, moving, linking my breath with movement, bringing my mind and body totally into the present. Then with the awareness of the moment I was in, and lack of the awareness of everything else, I was able to bring myself to a place of stillness in my mind and body. I was able to sit with peace, and then focus my thoughts on all that I had to be grateful for. Mini Vacations is what it felt like. A retreat just for myself. Filling my day with positive thoughts all day long. With yoga practice we find these moments.
Live with Peace.
Just a thought,
We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne. Marcus Aurelius
Look for ways to spread Love and Light. Share Love by lifting others up. Say something kind and inspiring about a persons qualities. Smile, look people in the eye and say – thank you. Make people you meet feel good about themselves. Tell people you know that you appreciate them. If you see someone making positive changes in their life, encourage them to keep going, and help to strengthen their resolve. Be fully present for others. Give hugs, touch an arm, hold a hand, and let someone know you’re really there. Hold a door open – be of service. And, finally speak to their heart.
You know what a boost these acts have made in your own life…do it yourself – Spread Love and Light!
Just a thought…
So the last few days I’ve been challenged, affected in a way that my mind couldn’t perceive, but was felt by my body. As I sat here today writing literally for four hours I was unable to come up with anything to post. My husband called, still at work and on his 13 plus hours there, not surprisingly – he sounded tired. He called to say that he had another good hour or so to go, and I not wanting to delay him any longer, hesitantly said…, I’ve been having trouble writing my blog today. Do you have any words of wisdom? He said, hmmm lets see, I’ve been having Happy Thoughts All Day Long, what were they… I hope that helps. I said yes, yes it did! I instantly became clear that IS what I wanted to write about. Not so much about the happy thoughts, even though you know that I believe in them. I became clear from his focus, and positive presence, felt even from a distance. He took the time to answer my question happily, and when he said the words Happy Thoughts All Day Long his voice changed and he sounded better himself. I perked up hearing him perk up.
So remembering now, that helping ourselves also means reaching out once in a while, and asking for help. Combined with the knowledge that we need to continue to surrounding ourselves with good people, and place ourselves in a good environments. It will continue to help us long after we’ve forgotten…
Wishing you today, tonight, this weekend, and really forever…the total encompassing of good people and places and Lot’s of Happy Thoughts!