I am working away at some blog ideas, but they are long-term ones that will take some time to write. My thoughts are fairly scattered and are puzzle pieces waiting to be assembled. While waiting for those puzzle pieces to fit together I have a few random thoughts to share.
During brunch with a friend yesterday I brought up the idea of sitting gently with ourselves. Yoga has taught me this and I find that it’s really helping me. To learn to sit gently in my healing, with my thoughts, in times of frustration, and in a variety of other moments. We tend time push ourselves, to rush to the next phase. So quick to try to get through whatever is going on. What I’m learning is that sitting gently with myself allows me to grow, to improve. With yoga I’d find this need time push myself to be in that perfect pose. When practicing yin a few weeks ago I realized that just sitting in a pose and not forcing it actually allowed my body to relax into the proper variation of the pose. Sitting gently and allowing our body or soul to do the work it needs to is pretty cool. This is also why I love doing yin a few times a week. It’s time to sit gently and sink in, to stretch and rebalance the body, brain, and soul. PS: to me this also means sitting and being gentle with myself when I’m angry. Instead of fighting to hold back the anger and be positive I am learning to listen to it and accept it. It’s becoming much easier to let it go by doing this.
My other random thought is one of gratitude for the people who love me as I am. Who enjoy the unruly and ever changing directions of my thoughts. It’s a beautiful thing to stumble into the path of the other “misfits” of the world. I’m proud to be in the little circle I’m in, a part of this cool little tribe.
A little extra gratitude for the guy who came into my life and just by being himself has changed my life for the better. He’s inspired me and helped me find the path to who I want to be. While nobody can walk your path for you, someone who cares enough can walk along your path with you and shine some light when you need a little extra brightness. Incredibly grateful to the stellar man who believes I am enough and reminds me when I lose my footing on the path of life. He has brought song back to my soul.
Much love and may you find a multitude of reasons for gratitude in the week ahead.