Thursday, December 8, 2011
If RA has taught me anything it is that life is a constant journey of discovery and that journey is full of highs and lows. One moment you are full of inspiration and on top of the world, the next discouraged, scared and pessimistic. That is exactly what happened after writing my last post...thinking I had this all figured out, only to discover after publishing that post, that 2 people on my blogroll of 20 had died from their diseases. I am no mathematician but even I know those are pretty scary odds for us. This stuff is real. Gitz and SuperB*^ch thanks for sharing your lives with me.
Something I have discovered lately is yoga. It really has helped me in so many ways. First, your body feels terrific after gently stretching and bringing warmth to all of your joints. It brings oxygen and energy to every part of your body. I really am feeling good and feeling stronger. Second, yoga is teaching me how to live in the present. Focusing on my breath and bringing all of my awareness to the present moment has made me realize how much of my time is spent worrying about the past or future. Live in the present, its the best place to be! Next, it provides a peaceful atmosphere where I am free to discover myself and let my thoughts flow freely. Yoga teaches respect for one another and honors a divine power/light in each of us. There are no feelings of competition or judging, it is just you and your mat. I am loving it and I challenge you to try it. There are some great free videos on the Yoga Today website. Start in your own home or find a studio with classes.
With the holidays upon us I am trying to stay grounded. Simplify, simplify, simplify! It is always a struggle for me to schedule only those things that are worthy of my time and to let the other "fluff" go. It is a tricky balance that comes with discovering your true and deepest intentions. Until I find that balance (hopefully one day)...I will enjoy this journey and be patient with myself. A happy holiday season to you all! Namaste