Am (I)Posted: December 11, 2013 Filed under: Meditation, Yoga | Tags: Alternative, blogging, compassion, cycling, exercise, gluten free, happiness, health, Identity, kindness, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, motivation, musings, natural, nature, Omaha, paleo, perspective, pilates, Power Yoga, Practices, Question, recovery, Religion and Spirituality, running, self, trail running, whole foods, writing, yoga 8 Comments
Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known-
Who are you?
A simple question, asked so very often, implying that there is actually a plausible answer. Almost as if our being were a fixed “thing” …
Who am I?
The irony that lies neatly at the heart of this question, is that the more we seek to identify who we are, the more fragile we are likely to become. The emphasis shouldn’t be on discovering who we are but on creating what we would like to experience in life.
Who defines you?
Our identity should be seen as an evolving process, rather than a static snapshot in time. Embrace a flowing sense of self – You.
How different would life be, if rather than asking who am I … We contemplated how we’d like to engage and live – Life?
Love (Light)Posted: December 6, 2013 Filed under: Meditation, Yoga | Tags: blogging, Breathing, Buddhism, compassion, cycling, fitness, freshly pressed, friends, gluten free, happiness, health, homophily, kindness, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, motivation, musings, natural, nature, Omaha, paleo, passion, perspective, pilates, Practices, recovery, Religion and Spirituality, running, trail running, walking, whole foods, writing, yoga 10 Comments
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!