Returning to (Now)Posted: May 5, 2014 Filed under: Meditation, Yoga | Tags: blogging, Commuting, compassion, cycling, exercise, family, fitness, freshly pressed, friends, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, kindness, life, love, lululemon, Lululemon Athletica, marathon, meditation, motivation, natural, Omaha, paleo, passion, peace, perspective, pilates, Searching, Soul, trail running, whole foods, yoga 8 Comments
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about–
What is keeping you from being truly happy?!?
Maybe it’s not even the weight itself that you really seek to lose. Maybe what you really want to rid yourself of, is not the extra pounds, but rather the unhappiness you have learned to associate with it?!?
What if you could be happy without having to change or “fix” your body?
The kind of happiness I want to discuss, differs dramatically, from the temporary warmth and comfort that comes from getting what you want; stepping on the scale one morning and noticing a few pounds have vanished or a friend noticing you look amazing in your new yoga pants. The happiness I want to passionately share with you, is deeper and more abiding – dude. My definition of happiness is rooted in a sense of peace and well-being that cannot be “gained” nor can it be “lost” …
My kind of happiness? Is already part of your true self. It’s not hidden in the numbers displayed on an antiseptic scale. It’s not in the latest fashion trends from Lululemon, and it is certainly not from a friend.
My kind of happiness is the fruit of repeated acts of daily kindness, compassion, patience, forgiveness, courage, and love towards myself and others.
Cultivating my kind of happiness? True happiness as defined by me? Is a beautiful smile that graces your adoring face walking past a mirror, and practicing peace, with your body.
Awesome photo. Looks like a big Mothership, ready to land 🙂
Do you know David Wilcox’s music? He and his wife, Nance, came out with a CD of Rumi poetry they had put to music. One of my favorites is based on that sentence “Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing…there is a field I’ll meet you there”
Thank you! I’m looking it up David Wilcox right now, have a beautiful day and thank you once again!
If only our entertainment industries would promote true happiness…..we would power up this world with love!
Absolutely! Goodness can I talk about this subject, painfully, forever – The changes would not have to be drastic at all, even the most subtle “happiness changes” would be a good place to start. 🙂
When we return to the present moment it returns control back to us because the present moment is all we really can change. The past has already gone and the future has not yet occurred. Dwelling in those we have lost control. Being truly in the present moment we tend to loose a sense of self, an actor to act on something or an object we are acted upon. There is just peace.
Beautiful – Thank you for your kind thoughts. 🙂
I am aiming for this type of happiness day by day. Well put.
Little by little, gently, good things start to happen 🙂