(All other pleasure is fleeting at best). Came across this definition while watching Oprah interview Shawn Achor, the world’s leading expert on happiness and performance. I think it’s the best definition I’ve heard yet.
- Eat with awareness and gratitude.
- Pause before buying and see if breathing is enough.
- Pay attention to the effects of media you consume.
Pause. Breathe. Listen.
- When you feel compelled to speak in a meeting or conversation, pause.
- Breathe before entering your home, pleace of work, or school.
- Listen to the people you encounter. They are buddhas.
“The study of asana is not about mastering posture. It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.”
~ B.K.S. Iyengar, “Light on Yoga”
I really wanted to stay in bed this morning. After a string of unusually hot and still days, our wonderful tradewinds have returned. It was nice and cool, as I lay under my sheet, lost in a dream. But a lone seagull’s call kept piercing my silence, almost like I’d put my alarm on snooze.
So I got up. This is my yoga practice.
“Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you?”
~ Steve Maraboli
Happy Monday friends. It’s the first Monday of a new month, and I wanted to share another message about re-birth which I ran across this weekend. It’s from a yogic perspective. And it’s a perfect reminder that we have a choice. In the blessing of the present moment, when we remain in mindfulness, right here and now, we can make the choice as to the person that we want to be, or not to be, the things we wish to do, or not to do, the dreams we pursue or don’t pursue.