I sometimes find that always trying to make the best choice can lead to indecision and inertia. Constantly questioning: "Does this align to what's right for me?" When I do make the right choice, everything falls into place. I feel as though my energy is flowing with the Universe, not pushing up against it.
Aligning to the different flavors of life
Remembering that one state of being is fleeting and we can count on these continuous shifts
Melding and molding one taste into the next
Not hiding or pushing away one flavor or quality over another . . . Welcome it all!
I feel Om as a deep resounding vibration, moving from my pelvic floor, into my heart and finally, in the space between my eyebrows. The silence following the Om leaves my body pulsing with connection to something bigger. I feel deeply rooted to the present unfolding of this one moment.
To participate more deeply in the Universe means to have our inner and outer states reflected in one another. To be able to notice the state of our heart and have our hearts be in the same place as our head and the rest of our body. As Mark Whitwell writes, " . . . . all the power and intelligence of life is appearing in you, as you."
words strung together shape meaning
a thread of thought meanders through my mind
sit, speculate, meditate
meaning unfolds patiently
waiting for illumination, insight, discovery
words stream in, are held by my internal gaze
flow, drift, shift
the simplicity blossoms into complexity
So many actions. Twists and turns. Choices made by me, for me . . . My first actions of the day begin with a choice: to get out of bed once I'm fully awake or to hop up and get to it. Coffee, always coffee. Meditation. Writing. These are the actions that create the foundation of my morning routine.
Overlooked, unseen or denied . . . I sometimes have an inability to what is unique or special about ourselves until we step into a particular challenge, problem or opportunity. And then it seems my gifts and talents make themselves know. Sometimes I haven't honed a particular skill . . . I know what I want to cultivate, but sometimes its hidden beneath the fear and doubt. Then I must coax those strengths out from underneath that heavy cloak of denial . . . as I settle into my own skin, a recognition emerges that I do have something to offer - sage, explorer, writer, teacher thinker, nurturer, listener, partner . . .
I align my practice to the qualities of strength, ease and peace for my body, mind and heart. It's more of a wish that my practice will allow me the ability to remember this intention. On my mat, my intention is held within the inner sanctum of my heart . . . stepping off of my mat requires a lot more tenacity to hold steady to this vow, this promise, this resolution.