This has been my focus of the week really. I've been reading & trying to practice "walking with god".
As I explained in a previous post, I am not a religious woman. But I am a woman of faith and I like the wonder of the universe. Today I took the WHOLE morning off, cleaned in between playing with the babes, made breakfast for the three dudes in my house, picked up an outfit for Riv to wear to my gorgeous clients wedding....the list goes on! When I was out I decided to visit my friends at lululemon athletica Doncaster. Surprisingly enough we ended up modeling some new gear which was snapped by the beautiful Fatima while Letitia held our kids. If you ever want to discuss the Big Picture, spirituality and how yoga can change your life- go visit these girls! Fatima said that the more she photographs people, the more she sees their beauty. It made me smile because I had greasy hair & was not feeling particularly beautiful this morning! We then talked about just allowing ourselves to be our own kind of beautiful.
The point of my post though is wonderful things happen when you just ARE. We weren't looking at the time or rushing around, River had no shoes on & we had no immediate pressure. This pressure is sometimes crippling to me. So home now and I read this passage I wanted to share:
"Whether I take it easy for a day or escape into the woods by myself, it is hard to give this rest to myself...My ego likes to feel important, and it doesn't feel very important when I am resting. My ego also doesn't like the idea that life can go on without me...I like to be where the action is. Besides, in this culture of constant activity, there is always so much that needs to be done."
"It might surprise us to realise how much crazy activity we create in our days just so we can feel important. We wear our busyness like a badge, like our busyness would somehow impress the rest of the world, or impress ourselves...What if we walked off stage altogether and put God there instead. Maybe then we could go to sleep at night, not with a sense of accomplishment, but with a sense of wonder, because all day we had been an attentive audience to the divine play...we aren't embodied in this form to feel dead but to feel alive..."Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.""
I am guilty of living my life in excess! I am guilty of allowing my ego to take centre stage. But that's ok, this is an area I need to work on...to know when enough is and to find pleasure then and there. Excess causes lethargy, balance creates a beautiful harmony of energy. The more I read about the ethical practice of yoga, the more I learn about myself.
Cheers & Giggles xx