I used to think I was an expert on understanding people’s motives; especially as they related to me, even if they were negative. The truth is that resting in the egotism of that so-called knowledge caused my own vibe to be way disconnected from the reality of the situation. Again, didn’t really matter to me, I knew what I knew and reacted accordingly

I release myself today from the chitta vritti or mind chatter by practicing yoga and adhering to Patanjali’s yoga sutra 1.2: Yogas-citta-vrtti-nirodhah
Yoga is the restriction of the fluctuations of consciousness.

I am always humbled when I follow the sutra, surrender to the flow and live freely connected to the essence of who I really am in the moment, completely uninterested in outcome or motive. I’m free!

And the real truth is every single time I cede into citta vritti I’m not only imprisoned by my thoughts, but invariably and unequivocally proven to be 100 percent wrong within those thoughts, thus impacting  and influencing the outcome of any engagement or encounter in my life with my own disillusioned version of a reality poorly perceived.

Practicing 1.2 is a daily discipline for me but totally worth it as it has opened me up to the gentle loving me that I wish to be and saved me a lot of heart ache and backtracking towards those with whom I am in loving relationships. No longer needing to be right, I am free to rest easy in the peace and joy that naturally emanates from within, as I connect to the spirit of who I truly am and just simply live.

Big Loving 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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