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
Reflections – What do you see
What does your reflection look like? And do you care? Is it your image that you see. Is it your actions that you notice. Do you have the ability – to see your own uniqueness and beauty.
About 10 years or so ago, my children were playing travel soccer, I would go to the games and cheer them on. One day however, I went to watch a game where I was not emotionally attached to any player, and noticed how the parents were acting while cheering on their children. It was not a pretty site, and after a moment, a harsh reality hit me – I look the same way while cheering on my own children and team. In my mind I thought that I was being supportive, encouraging the children to do their best, and overly enthusiastically applauding their successes. It was toooooo much and, It was my first real glimpse into my own internal awareness.
As we move through life we sometimes live in our own head, and we lose the awareness of not only how we are in this world, but of our own true self. How do we really live and interact with those around us. Who are we deep in our core.
So my challenge for you today dear readers, is to start looking within, start paying attention to those automatic reactions, and habits. Start asking yourself why. Why am I doing what I’m doing. Do my action serve myself or others – simply – just start noticing.
Just a thought –