Think about it before you launch into a New Year.
May we learn to love everyone with no expectation of anything in return.
Sometimes we need to love from a safe distance but always send love.
Set aside all judgment, all criticism, and all need to be in control of everyone and everything.
The one thing that you’re in full control of is your reaction to any given situation…that’s it.
Let go of your need for anyone or anything to be any different than it is. When you free up all that energy you might decide it’s worth doing again tomorrow, and the next day, and so on.
In yoga, we refer to your word as a “seed” or “bija.”
Once you’ve planted that seed it will grow. What you said is out there forever and it can never be taken back.
When you’re about to blurt something out that you know you shouldn’t…Inhale, hold, exhale fully and hold. Your breathing practices aren’t solely for yoga class. Your rate of breathing and state of mind are inseparable. Calm your breath to calm your mind and life.
What you say lives forever. Speak only words of kindness.
How peaceful does it feel inside your heart, and inside your own mind?
It’s not always pretty in there- this is why we fill our lives with noise and distractions.
Yoga and meditation is an inward journey. It brings us home to our true selves.
It is a full body prayer for peace inside. If you can create peace within you, it will radiate out into your life.
It’s an inside job.
While you’re rushing around buying gifts, your friends and family are hungry for your presence.
Self-inquiry is a key part of any yoga practice. Stop and think about what is important to you.
If the people in your life are important to you then be fully present for them. Give them your time and give them your attention.
Allow them to be fully seen, heard, and loved by you.
Choose to do things differently.
We move from darkness towards the light. We move from frustration, disappointment, anger or resentment to forgiveness of ourselves and others.
We begin again. Prepare now for 2015.
1. Who do I need to forgive?
2. What do I need to forgive myself for?
3. What are the things that really matter to me?
4. What are the things that REALLY, really matter to me?
5. What do I want 2015 to be for me?
Forgive, and prioritize what is important to you. Find ways to celebrate life more.
If you need a little help in the forgiveness department, practice this meditation and commit to it for a full 40 Days. There is freedom in forgiveness.