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Yoga Addresses Your Whole Being

“Often it’s a stagnation in the body that can begin to create a stagnation emotionally and mentally. Or it starts in the mind and makes its way into the physical. The great part of yoga is that we are addressing our whole being…all of our different bodies: physically, emotional, energetic, mental”

— Kia Miller —

Thank you, Men

Thank you to all the Men out there:

Who have been the best of friends, brothers, and lovers.

Who make an exciting adventure buddy, a tender and receptive listener, a mentor into the DnD world.

Who silently serve those they love or have patiently showed me how to make the most beautiful dreamcatchers (plus so much more, yes you).

Some who I spoke to this morning, others in the past week, or month, or year. Some who I met once and never again. Some who drift to and fro like waves up a beach.

Thank you for showing up and providing the world with your gifts.

Checkpoint

Post meditation reflection:

When I work on slowing down in one facet of my life, the rest of my life slows down. When I speed up in another part of my life, the rest of my life picks up speed.

“Slowing down” comes in different ways for each person. For me, it’s my twice-a-day meditations, laying in my bedroom alone without doing anything, sitting outside listening to the natural ambience, or taking a short pause (after anything, really) before I continue to the next task. The more I practice slowing down, the more I observe it trickles into other parts of my life. How lovely.

Lately I’ve been actively pursuing creative endeavors: blogging more frequently, binge reading books, coloring mandalas, and creating music mixes. The last one requires me to spend long amounts of time on computer. When I am done for the day, I find myself buzzing. Hard. Thoughts are going 3836190 times faster than usual. I have songs stuck in my head into the night and thoughts repeating themselves that usually wouldn’t get repeated.

It’s harder to “come down” from this elevated, excited state. This contrasts obviously. For my baseline has been “calmness” for the last few months. Yet, I haven’t really been testing myself.

Could you imagine how tiring it would be to be riding a roller coaster all day long? But then again, it would be boring to never hop on (if you wanted to).

So I guess this is a checkpoint. A time to reflect on balance in my life.

The Universe Creates Through Me (And You)

What if…

None of my ideas are actually mine?

What if we all are able to receive the same ideas and some just hear it first? Or hear it more clearly?

Then, what if I choose not to act upon the idea? Poor idea! It just wants to be created somehow. If not me, then someone else will…

But I think that some people are better are creating certain ideas. The idea came to a person first, one who had the best chance of manifesting it. If that person ignores it, then the idea loses a little bit of its clarity and charm.

So if I hear an idea first and think “Wow! How amazing!” but then just sit on it… Well, the idea has to be created somehow. It goes to the next possible creator. That person may not be the best medium to bring the idea into the world.

How do I  know when an idea is worth it?

It makes me excited. Ambitious. My heart starts to flutter and expand.

explosion

The size an idea shouldn’t really matter…because what if the idea is just testing you out?

“Hmmm..what do you think about this, lil’ human?” wonders the idea, while waiting for a response of curiosity and receptivity before giving you more.

Listen to your ideas.

Act on them. If it’s stirring something up, create. 

Meditating is like…

…opening the windows in a stuffy room.

…hitting a “Reset” button during the day.

…talking to a close friend or a therapist and blowing off some steam.

…lighting a deliciously smelling candle in a dark room.

…cuddling in bed after a long day.

…post-rain sunshine.

…finishing a sudoku puzzle.

rocks

Yet, it transcends all these things…

What are we connecting to?

Where do we put our focus,
our energy,
our attention?

Habits structure reality, But…
habits can evolve.

*Break*
Grab phone

*Break*
Grab phone

Fill the walls
Fill the shelves
Fill the floors
With stuff, stuff, stuff
You’re not a collector,
You are a hoarder

What are we with our possessions?
What are we with emptiness around us?

*Microsecond pause in between tasks…*
Where are you?

Where are you?

Where are you…

…with loneliness
…with silence
…with free time
…with boredom

Where do your unconscious patterns lead you?

to items?
to people?
to substances?

*Break*
Fill the Mind
*Break*
Flood the Mind

with thoughts,
worries,
fears,
anything…
…just to not be alone with yourself