My been-there-done-that attitude is BS. There’s something to learn from every situation, no matter how basic it may seem. Like in yoga, if it’s a beginner’s class, there’s an opportunity to tap into the subtleties of my practice. It’s from working in this capacity (with a beginners mind) that my experience gets refined, ultimately leading to growth.
This year was my wake up into the world of safe cosmetics. After learning what really goes into some of my products, I could no longer turn a blind eye. I’ve started going green in my complexion by paying more attention to what I buy. It’s an ongoing journey, and I’m documenting it here.
The point of meditation is to establish a working relationship with the mind — where it’s not controlling behavior. The goal isn’t to be good at it. It’s just to do it.
There will always be moments when my face falls flat into the mud– it’s just how life rolls. What matters is how quickly I can shake off the mud, and move on. Resilience is everything.
Finding the balance to nurture and express all aspects of my Self is an ongoing challenge. Too often when one part rules the show, the others get lost or resentful. Working mom doesn’t have to feel guilty when she’s not attending the school field trip, and yoga mom can be okay when she has to miss practice to attend M’s soccer game. There is space for all parts to exist. And by letting this happen, my life becomes more whole.
For more life lessons, checkout these from a 90 year old woman.
What are your highlights from 2014?