This week’s Tuesday night yoga class will focus on letting go of the “busy-ness.” Now, I’m not talking about being lazy here. I’ll be the first to admit that it feels GOOD to get things done — to cross something off your “To-Do” list. Accomplishment is NOT to be confused with the proverbial “busy-ness” that plagues our lives, our culture, and our society at large.
I’ve been noticing that when I am rushing around I don’t feel good. At those times when I’m rushing around because I’m running late, my head is spinning, and I’m juggling 8 different things while trying to get out the door, I hate myself. I hate life. I hate how I react instead of respond, and I hate how I treat my kids in those moments. In those moments all the joy and love I have for life is sucked out of me, and all I feel is anxiety, fear, my heart pounding, worry, anger. This isn’t how I want my life to be. Nothing about it is how I want to live, feel, think, or be.
I’ve caught myself recently on a few occasions and realized that I’d rather be late than harbor all of those negative feelings that corrupt my life and my kids’ lives. Very recently I caught myself AGAIN and this time I just had to cancel what we had going on and BE with the fact that we all needed some down time. What SWEET RELIEF I felt after just making that choice to BREATHE and CHOOSE LOVE!!!
I can only speak for myself, but I think there are many others out there that believe as I do. I want to live my life, giving attention to what matters most instead of running around giving all my attention to things that don’t matter at all, with the idea that once they are taken care of I can then, finally, focus on what really matters. Let’s face it, living like that doesn’t EVER make time for those things that matter the most, because when everything else is your priority, then those things that fuel us (AND THAT WE LIVE FOR!!!) always come last.
So…if you feel as I do and want to make a valiant effort to choose what matters most, please join me for yoga this Tuesday evening at 6:00pm. In yoga we do plenty of the “yoga” you see in pictures and videos online, but we also do the real yoga of LIFE! Yoga is WAY more than a pose, it’s a way of living that helps us cultivate the lives we want to BE in. Come check it out!
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