Ya I don’t even want to go into how long it’s been since the last post. I suffer from non-posting guilt enough on my own (if fact, entirely on my own). But it has been another very busy, and very fun-filled week. Have you noticed that I seem to have a lot of fun? Well, I do and it’s quite awesome!
As you know, Fridays are Yoga days at the gym (you did know that, right?). And by that I mean I do yoga on Fridays, not that everybody has to. Well, this past Friday was another sinew stretching fun-filled hour of of let’s see how many abnormal positions we can put our body in.. complete with a pose called pigeon. I’ve done this pose before (not without a high level of pain and inadequacy, I assure you), or so I thought. Normally I’ve done this pose (both times) with one leg forward, bent a little bit and other leg back. There is some bending and stretching involved, but overall it’s a nice little stretchy pose.
Well Friday the instructor added a new twist/fold/staple/mutilate. It was something like lift your back leg, extend your front arm over and grab the hand with your back arm and loop your toes into the elbow of your back arm and wrap your back leg around your neck three times. I can do that pose, but not on purpose and it has to be followed immediately by a trip to the emergency room. 🙂
So while I lay there watching the rest of the class do that pose (I didn’t even come close), I started thinking about my center and my intention (cuz you can always go back to that if you can’t keep up… teacher said so!) and balance and harmony. Isn’t that what yoga, and life, is all about? Concentrating on what gives your life purpose and meaning and happiness and letting joy and rapture (yes, really, still with the melodrama) into your heart and soul? (the correct answer is yes)
So what is it that gives you happiness? what centers you? (you can say it’s me… I won’t be embarrassed) 🙂 Well, I suppose that’s different for everyone and you will have to find that for yourself. But I can tell you what centers me, what calms me and let’s me keep my awesomeness. And I can make a suggestion…
I very recently had an experience that shook my confidence (gasp) and made me doubt, however briefly, my own tremendousness. (I can’t believe that passed spell-check) And what, you ask, did I do to bring myself back to my usual state of awesomeness? (go on, ask) First, I worked out at the gym until I thought my spleen would fall out… (okay, that helps, but it’s not the real answer. keep reading. it gets better. it has to). Actually, it was focusing on the good things that I have, the things that mean most to me and bring me happiness… the things that fill up my senses (like a walk in a forest), and make me feel so good that I might actually tremble a little. My friends, my words, my music, my gym membership (yes, I’m addicted) and my you. And knowing that I have you here, waiting patiently for me to say something wise and insightful (ya, keep waiting, it could happen any day now). That you keep coming back for more is proof that you like me. I think you are awesome too. 🙂
And I am fully convinced that focusing on something good is what brings more good. And more is gooder.
The best way to accomplish an improved environment is to focus upon the best things about where you currently are until you flood your own vibrational patterns of thought with appreciation, and in that changed vibration, you can then allow the new-and-improved conditions and circumstances to come into your experience.
Look for good things about where you are, and in your state of appreciation, you lift all self-imposed limitations (and all limitations are self-imposed) and you free yourself for the receiving of wonderful things.
So thank you for being solid and real (proving that I’m not delusional!), for supporting me and being my focus. For being here whenever I need you. For helping me get out of my boring old poses and teaching me challenging new ones. For listening when I rant and pretending that what I write here is entertaining and interesting. Thank you for loving dee!
And whenever you need someone to talk to, someone to lean on, know that you can count on me. I would love to be your balance, the one thing that is constant in your life, the place where you land. I’m your biggest fan, and I’ll always be here for you!