Yoga is an internal practice. The rest is just a circus.Words by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois I read these in a book today and they made me smile. The circus. I like that a lot. Doing my yoga and other exercises is all circus. The visible layer of fun and costumes that sits above the… Continue reading Just a circus
Wrap yourself in a warm embrace.
Today is a study day for me. I've left the work in the office to return to tomorrow and am spending the day half at home and half in the library instead (air conditioning!). Focus. Today's intention is to focus. There are two textbooks and so many notes I have to get through and then… Continue reading Focus
I accept Myself as I am. I accept Life as it is. I accept. ~*~ Acceptance is hard. I like escapism and daydreaming. It's entertaining. It's light. Sometimes it's easier to distract myself, than it is to accept reality. The distractions of social media, TV, films, stories, are only ever a heartbeat away. Sometimes acceptance… Continue reading Acceptance
Call it a Mantra, an Affirmation, an Intention - whatever word you have for it. It's powerful. I'm writing today about the single word (or cluster of words) that inspire me to be my best self each day. It might be a phrase that inspires mindfulness or confidence. It might help me to trust myself… Continue reading The Power of Words
I am self-reliant. External stimuli are neutral until I choose to react to them. As I see the world, hear it, taste it, touch it, smell it - these are only observations. Pause, breathe, and then respond. How I react is my choice. Thoughts and feelings come and go. Sometimes they change direction like the… Continue reading Self-reliant
My mantra or intention for today is to 'let it all go'. I spend so much time worrying about the past and the future. It can be effort to ground myself in the present. I get stuck, paralysed, by goodness only knows what kind of thoughts. Writing Freefall or Morning Pages helps me identify and… Continue reading Let it all go
Have faith in your own abilities.