(I) RememberPosted: July 2, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, compassion, exercise, happiness, healing, health, hipster, hope, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, musings, natural, Omaha, passion, pilates, running, whole foods, WOD, Wounds, yoga 8 Comments
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I don’t think I’ve been gentle enough around other people’s vulnerable, exposed wounds. Mainly because my short coming for all these years is that I have a tendency to get all self-righteous, to make myself “superior” to people once I’ve seen them in a vulnerable position. I make myself “right” and others “wrong” and then my ego convinces me that I shouldn’t have to walk on eggshells around someone else’s wounds, I should step all over them. I used do this all the time when I would first learn of someone’s weakness while competing … Seeing a runner ahead on the trail struggling to finish the last few miles, pulling away from the pack during a mountain bike race, watching someone struggle with an advance pose during yoga class, knowing I could do better, I would show them how its “done” or whatever that is supposed to mean.
Sometimes though, walking gently around someone’s raw wound(s) is the perfect opportunity to practice compassion and to demonstrate love. Not only towards ourselves but to other kind folks as well.
This Dear Reader, is my wound to work on. Maybe one of you could put arnica oil on it for me? Just being compassionate with this side of myself, the side I’m not so proud of, is a good start. Slowly over the years the lights have flickered on… No longer am I blind to how I created my own suffering for so long.
May you find this post in light, probably on a tablet or whatever the kids call them these days. Take care and be well!
This is a beautiful post. It is so vulnerable to admit this in yourself. I think we all have it some. Thank you.
I’m glad you liked the post today. 🙂
I have to tell myself a lot to “not be mean.” There are days I struggle with the negative in my mind and heart and feel the need to lash out, especially when someone is down. Good luck with your journey, friend.
Consider this post to be the softer, gentler side, that I have not written too much about in the past. 😉
I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July, take care and be well!
How odd that I posted a similar thing! There is much to learn about ourselves. There is much to learn in quieting the ego.
We can conclude then at the start of this month, July is calling out our ahamkara to climb down the pedestal. It can be a lonely place up there by ourselves with only the ego to keep us company.
When you chance upon my recent post, not only will I share the wall with you, I’ll kick the ladder to your end. Namaste! =)
No joke, I’m reading “Yertle the Turtle” by Dr. Seuss right now … Perfect story to accompany your kind thoughts!
This week the seed of my yoga class I teach is Ahimsa, non-harming, compassion. I love when the universe brings me gentle reminders supporting the path I am on. Thank you…
Walking this path has had the single greatest impact on my life and family. I’m uncertain of the day I started off although I’m glad I did and it truly is magical to meet other kind people along the way. 🙂 Take care today and please be well!