así (que) sinPosted: November 6, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout, Yoga | Tags: Alternative, blogging, compassion, Curiosity, cycling, exercise, family, fitness, freshly pressed, friends, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, hope, kindness, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, motivation, musings, natural, nature, Omaha, paleo, passion, perspective, pilates, running, trail running, whole foods, WOD, writing, yoga 7 Comments
I set out to discover the why of it, and to transform my pleasure into knowledge-
I ask myself this morning, running in from the rain:
What does it take to receive myself with an open heart?
Every encounter we have during the day, life changes us. Every fleeting experience rewires a part of our consciousness. We are constantly changing. To truly befriend ourselves, to be open to who and what we are, we can practice the willingness to discover ourselves anew.
What do we actually know about our intimate selves? We have “experts” who flippantly tell us what is “right” and “wrong.” We have “standards” that we are “supposed” to meet, against which other people will measure us. We have competitions we can enter that will allow us to “win” and to “lose.”
To discover ourselves requires us to look at who we are without bias and certainly without judgment(s). It requires us not to measure, not to compete. It requires us to receive ourselves with the willingness to discover ourselves, just as we are, right now, with a pure heart.
Practice befriending yourself, open your hearts in receptive curiosity.
I’m actually practicing that a lot lately. Great Post! I love the idea of going inside yourself to discover what lies…..it’s quite romanticized but it doesn’t have to be all poetic. It’s quite simple I suppose if you turn off the tv and the music stops….just to know yourself in the quiet. I like to venture out in the jungle of charleston, sc and sit and just listen to my surroundings and to myself. It reminds me of “Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman
Your words “…just to know yourself in the quiet.” Six words, that we so very often tune out of our lives.
A very simple, yet powerful message – Thank you! 🙂
I wonder why we struggle so much to receive ourselves with an open heart. excellent post.
I spend a fair amount of time pondering your very question, This is just me – I have learned more in a heuristic sense, looking inwards. 🙂
This is a great post! Thanks for writing and sharing with us!
This may sound cheeky and self-serving – Its kind and passionate readers like you that make this blog-o-thing what it is. 🙂
It is what it is. This is a participatory, collaborative environment.