Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness-
Every moment in our lives is a fresh start. Every breath, every movement we make. We are always at the beginning; Wherever we are along our path in life. Sounds like a song from Sting does it not?!?
I would like to plant a thought in your fertile mind this morning, maybe getting you to think deeper, about “something” we take for granted:
All we truly have is the present moment.
Each day we are living with the consequences of our past choices and actions. A cool dude back in the day – Buddha, taught us that when we hopelessly cling onto our stories about ourselves, or about what we think is destined to happen next, we only create suffering for ourselves.
We can begin anew right now, seriously! Instead of floating along in our habitual, and dare I say: Mindless … Ways of being. Press pause and find the beauty in this moment, right now.
Welcome home, to yourself.
Moderation in all things, especially moderation-
We know meditation is good for our souls. Or do we …
Each and every day, we have 24 precious hours available to us to meditate, and yet … We consciously choose to divert our attention elsewhere … Oh look! A dove!
A quick show of hands: Did you post something on FaceTube today? Binge watching House of Cards while at work? Stand in queue for ten minutes waiting for a latte? Drive to work and park as close as you could to the entrance? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, as I certainly did, then we did have some time today …
Dear Readers(s), you are not alone. I struggled for the longest time to establish and maintain a consistent meditation practice. Despite its simplicity, meditation practice is actually hard work, paying attention and being mindful and all.
All kidding aside, meditation is an incredibly important skill to develop. Yup, a skill – Like folding clothes and picking out the best bottle of $5 wine, a skill that takes time to develop.
Even one minute spent meditating is more than none. Be sure to double-check my math … Have a brilliant weekend my friends and please take care!
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love-
Meditation, in my humble opinion, is the perfect entry point to many profound experiences in life. Successful meditation and successful “whatever(s)” all start with three simple, yet mindful entry points:
Get Comfortable – Slow Down – Connect to our Breath
When we are able to approach other pursuits in our life, just like we approach meditation (without rushing to go somewhere fast – a means to an end) we are able to touch deeply into ecstatic and erotic states which we once thought were lost.
Our busy lives takes us to a place where we are constantly consumed by our thoughts. It’s possible to reclaim our bodies, our true-selves. On that note: Before kissing a loved one tenderly, taking a bath or running in the snow … Get Comfortable – Slow Down – Connect to Your Breath
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple-
“There must be a secret, hidden cleverly in today’s message?”
Maybe, the secret is accepting that our very own humane behavior towards others … Are their own reward(s), rather than an investment for an expected future return. We implore you to practice today, replacing the following thought:
“I’ll be nice to you so you’ll do something for me“ with:
“I’ll be nice to you because I feel passionately, that it’s the right thing to do and will make it more likely that you will be nice to someone else, who then may be nice to another person today.“
That’s it folks, pithy enough for you!?!
Did you know that Adho Mukha Svanasana is a pose of rest, harmony and balance?!?
A pose of rest, not struggle …
Hinge Walk Out Perfect Push Ups – Resting in Adho Mukha Svanasana between sets.
*This little program is something we practice weekly here, away from the inter-webz*
We are starting to hone and redefine what it means in essence, to live fully, everyday. To forgive, love and do no harm. Remember, CultFit is a heuristic process and not something that IS. A tad deep today, on purpose. Be well.