Weight(less) MorningPosted: April 16, 2014 Filed under: Meditation, Yoga | Tags: Boston Marathon, compassion, cultfit, cycling, family, fitness, free range, freshly pressed, friends, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, hope, lululemon, marathon, meditation, Morning, motivation, musings, natural, nature, Omaha, paleo, passion, Personal, perspective, pilates, Power Yoga, Revolution, running, Stillness, trail running, weight, writing, yoga 5 Comments
A personal revolution is the consequence of confronting self – as is –
Over the years, I have slowly arrived at the conclusion, that who I was, turned out to be largely influenced by whom I associated with. Quick example: Have you ever noticed how you feel and behave one way with your family on Thanksgiving and differently with your friends on a rowdy Friday night, and another way with your running buddies early one morning and super flexible yogi’s during a rigorous class?
Not that who we want to be is of no consequence during our daily lives. Although when it’s at odds with what another person’s presence pushes us to be … Let’s pause for a moment – Personal story time. I get caught up in the moment, depending on whom I am surrounded by and the given setting. Who I truly want to be often loses out, or is muted by their presence. How often, for example, do you want to be loving, kind and gentle towards yourself during yoga class, only to be left feeling cold and bitter by the lack of gratitude and energy in the room?
The idea I’m trying to highlight and one I feel is quite important, is that all of us, let me say this again – All of Us – exert far more of an influence on the people around us, more than we perhaps realize. This may not be our conscious intention, but by who we are ourselves.
When we allow our true selves to shine through, no matter the setting, the intention or who we are surrounded by? Let’s just say I feel its immensely important to sit up and take notice of the profound effect this may have on our lives …
I love this concept. Being positive and supportive can be challenging at times. But it’s amazing how contagious it can be and then it’s totally worth the effort.
Your comment … What a perfect way to start the weekend. 🙂
May your heart be filled with happiness – Take care!
I get the most amazing responses from coworkers when I am consciously aware of each person by truly listening with my heart.
… The doors and pathways we open, at work, home and in our most personal relationships – flourish when we listen openly, with our hearts. 🙂
“ […] I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
Same goes true to ourselves. Don’t we remember an experience better because of the feelings present at that given moment? When we can’t recall, either we have selected amnesia… or simply because we, our true selves, are not really present at all, pretty much vacuumed by whatever is going on. Much like a drone.