I don't know if I've ever, or recently, explained this concept of The Simply. I'll dive into it in a separate post, but the basis of the idea is that, as humans, we have a tendency to complicate everything. The harder we work for something, the better the results must be, right? Wrong.
My purpose with The Simply is to provide tools and services for life to be simple!
More on that in another post...for now, onto the topic at hand:...
Clearly, simply, what am I hear to share with you?
My desire for you, loves, is that you learn to trust yourself and know that you are worthy of the life that you desire!
From our very beginning, we assimilate the "shoulds", "would haves", and expectations of those around us - our parents, family, friends, social network, and culture. Sometimes we question, but most of the time we accept these beliefs bestowed upon us as fact. So...
Listen to the in betweens.
Listen to the silence.
Listen to the speakers you don't usually listen to.
Listen, even when you don't want to hear what is being spoken.
We get so caught up in our day-to-day. We live in habit. Habit is a necessity. We would be paralyzed by choice if we didn't have habits.
Habit also comes in our thoughts. We become used to hearing and listening to the same voices. These voices are familiar. They...
I have so much to say. And so much seems to be caught.
I can feel my throat. Tight. Stuck.
It makes me feel the need to cry. This needs to escape.
Holding it in makes me feel sick.
I have something to say about a "documentary" I recently watched. I have something to say about the climate. I have something to say about the state of our culture. I have something to say about the hate that has captured us; taken us hostage. I have something...
Practice and all is coming ~Pattabhi Jois
Learning is messy!
You gain new knowledge, you get excited to implement that knowledge, you try out that new knowledge, and...you fall...flat.on.your.face!
What happens when you fall?
I fluctuate between beating myself up and ignoring that it happened. Honesty. It can be ugly, but there you go. That's my current reality.
I am trying to get better at acknowledging the potential for growth, and...
Your alarm goes off, you hit snooze. Your alarm goes off, you hit snooze. Your alarm REALLY goes off. It’s time to drag yourself out of bed…and, you’re off!
Get out the door, get coffee, get to work, work, workout, eat, tv, bed. Repeat.
Does that, or something like that, remind you of someone? It’s definitely been me. And, if I’m being honest, it will likely be me again at various points in my life.
As humans, we’re really good when we’re in control, but what happens if something changes that’s out of your control, or what happens when you have to make a decision with your best knowledge in that moment without any time to really think about it?
There’s a yoga sutra that pulled itself into my consciousness this week:
Te prati prasava heyah suksmah.
“When you think you have it under control, you had...
Did you start 2017 how you wanted to? I had a slow morning. It was lovely, but slow, and not 100% what I was planning for the start of a new year.
I shared these thoughts with my yoga class today: It’s ok if you didn’t start your 2017 exactly the way you might have wanted to. Do you know why? This practice of yoga, of learning to be present, brings you into a place where not just each year, but each moment is an...