DA 242: WEARING LIFE LOOSELY!

Today was the last formal day of training for my Yoga Therapist Certification. It has been a wild and crazy ride here at Kripalu; and as usual, I have so many new and fabulous applications to incorporate into my life and my business that I feel as if I am a shaken up soda bottle waiting to explode. Of course I have a million ideas and I believe all of them to be valid and there is so much wonderful work to be done…..The loop in my head is a compelling aphrodisiac and for a few moments this afternoon, I attached to the power behind that all too familiar feeling.

It’s tempting to believe in the hubristic thoughts in my mind, to connect to my ego and feel like I just know, well, better than everyone else. But I resist that inclination now, and recognize it as a default pattern of behavior, most likely associated with its reverse; a fear of not knowing enough. I’ve had reinforced to me at Kripalu the really adverse negative health effects that can manifest as a result of holding onto chronic negative stress patterns. I’ve blogged about a few of them in relation to myself over this month, and I have borne witness, in my own personal and professional experiences, to the  painful bodily symptoms and  injuries that can manifest as a result of paying to much attention to the mind.

So, I’m beginning to wear life more loosely: Accept that there is so much that I don’t know; give with a loving and abundant heart; trust in a Power much much greater than myself; express gratitude each and every day for the abundance that compounds as a result of practicing the first three principles; and believe that tomorrow, and this is just a minor example, when I leave Kripalu and head back down I87 South towards New Jersey, the skin that I am in will express outwardly and inwardly the positive and  enthusiastic effervescence I have for being awake and alive and in the moment. Out of my head into my heart, craving a Big Mac, (it’s a once a year thing, honest to God) and probably stopping somewhere along 287 to get one. I hope it’s balanced out by all of the kale.

I’m living Big and loose and lovely. There’s so much awesome work to be done.

Watch out New Jersey, here I come!

Big Namaste!

About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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2 Responses to DA 242: WEARING LIFE LOOSELY!

  1. jebrahim118 says:

    Welcome back…have missed you but have been SO excited to follow your experiences…judy

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