Good morning, beautiful mindful ones!
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
Here’s a short story about life.
There was once a man who had been wounded by a poisoned arrow. And when his family wanted to find a doctor to help him, the man said no.
The mortally wounded man said that before any doctor tried to help him, he wanted to know who had attacked him. What was his caste and where was he from?
He also wanted to know this other man’s height, strength, skin tone, the kind of bow he used, and whether its string was made of hemp, silk, or bamboo.
So, as he wondered if the arrow’s feathers came from a vulture, peacock, or falcon, and whether the bow was common, curved, or made of oleander, he ended up dying before getting an answer to any of his questions.
How often do we this? Focusing so much on every myriad, irrevelant detail of the past, that we literally sacrifice our future?
Focusing on the past robs us of our ability to fully experience the present, to enjoy every moment of the journey and to appreciate the beauty of life. Through yoga, we continually practice staying present in the moment. To focus, breathe, observe as we empty the mind of everything but right now.
That’s exactly why we practice balancing poses! We are forced to feel the entire body and stay super focused – it’s hard enough balancing on two feet, let alone one!
And most remember, dear yogis, that you are exactly where you are supposed to be in your journey!
Make it the best week ever!