Nobody’s Fault But MinePosted: May 15, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, compassion, exercise, family, fitness, free range, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, hope, kindness, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, motivation, musings, natural, nature, paleo, passion, running, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga 7 Comments
Be — don’t try to become-
It’s 8:30 am, the kids are packed and ready for school, you are dressed and “ready” for yoga class at 9:00. Your mat, towel and chilled coconut water are in the car already. The kiddos are hopping about causing a ruckus as you hurry them out the front door … “Where in the hell are the car keys?!?”
At this very moment you have two choices moving forward: Being or Doing?
Being involves slowing down our frantic mind and deliberately grounding ourselves by focusing on the present moment, the “lost” car keys. In being , it’s completely fine to be your true self, and in this case? A forgetful blonde haired dude. Embrace the moment to develop a different relationship with your own senses and emotions by deliberately focusing on what they are trying to patiently convey to you.
Being involves accepting what is, there’s nothing we can do to change the current situation. Rather than berating ourselves for not knowing where the keys are or placing blame onto others, we allow ourselves to look fully and with an open mind at where we are. Eventually we realize that the situation may not be as catastrophic as initially we believed it to be. We learn to extend love onto others, compassion, kindness to ourselves, and everything around us … “Oh look here are the keys sitting on top of the filing cabinet in the garage. Exactly where I placed them after forgetting to roll up the windows before bed last night.”
Some of the most important “things” in life are as simple as misplacing our car keys.
yeah! drink de coconut water! i can not get in the UK 😀
Between you and me … Coconut water here in ‘Murica, the packaged and processed stuff? Is rubbish!!! If you love coconut like I do, the best way to enjoy it is to simply drill a hole in top of decent sized one, pour a fair amount of rum in it, insert your favorite straw, kick the old feet up and enjoy. 🙂
Ah the lost keys, I’ve found them in my front door. Glad I live in the country at the present. Good tips… 😀 And I like the coconut water too, you have a point with the favorite method …
I can’t begin to say thank you enough for your service, bravery and courage supporting our country. Thank you so much!
If we ever cross paths or should you find yourself in Nebraska? The first coconut rum concoction is on the house! 🙂
Take care and I hope you guys have a great weekend!
Led Zep. Happy weekend!
One of my fave songs by Led Zeppelin! I will get down rollin’ tonight … Have a great one this weekend.
A very interesting point of view regarding being and doing. Thank you for the perspective