When I get really clear on what my intention is: why do I teach yoga? why did I move to another country alone? and why do I take on such enormous projects... it's really simple: I want to enjoy the life I was given and do my best to encourage others to do the same. I want to find the best way I can celebrate the moment, even when things get shitty or not so exciting. How can I find ways to uplift my highest self? I am not talking about being your most "perfect" self - or purest... I'm talking about being someone you throughly enjoy without needing that extra validation from anyone else- that kind of perfection ;)
Lately I've been joking around about being a mess. Outwardly it appears that I've gone off my rocker a bit. Somedays I can't even think about brushing my hair, I can lick an entire jar of Nutella bone dry and don't even think about putting a bra on me. "Work in progress" gets thrown out there a lot, i do like it but what feels off is eluding I have to eventually progress. Can't we just be okay if this this mess doesn't change? Okay, okay- yes you can't live off of nutella your entire life BUT sometimes just being "as is" even though its appears to be off is okay, as long as I am okay with it.
We all know things ebb and flow, we progress and digress. The most important part as beings is that we observe where we are then choose independently of other's judgement to act in a way that brings us peace. I'm not saying do whatever you want without regard of others but to truly act in an authentic way that is free from the bias of others. Right now, what could you do that would make you enjoy this moment?
Here is a list of thing i am doing to celebrate my life:
- swimming in the ocean
- tickling my dog
- dancing in the shower
- jars of nutella
- sweaty solo vinyasa practices to heavy beats
- walking around sans shoes
- walking around sans bra
- binge watching comedy television
- binge watching documentaries
- long walks on the beach
- decorating my home
What are the things that bring you happiness?