WISHING YOU SIMPLE PLEASURES OF LIFE

 

Wishing you the simple pleasures of life!

May you experience every Breath you take, every Move you make, every beauty you See, every sound you Hear, every thing you Touch, every Feeling that comes to you.  Because they will all eventually come to pass.

 

ALREADY HAPPY

 

Are you already happy not know it?  

Do you already have all you need at this very moment?  And not truly appreciate them?

 

 

LIFE WON’T LET ME WASTE ANOTHER MINUTE

 

 

LIFE TAKES US WHERE IT NEEDS TO GO

 

I co-taught yesterday with a very giving yoga teacher.   She’s beautiful.  Always learning.  Always teaching.  Forgiving.  Loving.  Giving.  Cute.  Sexy.  I can go on and on.  Plus she’s 75 years old!  

I was in a class with her (we were both students) and she spoke of her previous goal of doing a handstand away from the wall by the time she turned 70.  And now that she’s past 70, she’s thinking it will never happen and that’s completely OK.  

We can plan so much.  We can have many goals.  But in the end, life takes us where it needs to go.  

My co-teacher may not be doing the handstand free from the wall, but she may also be more content in her daily life.  She may be more forgiving now than before she turned 70.

I know I am a different person now than even just one year ago.  There is so much we can learn in just one year.    

I don’t work on my handstand much nowadays, but I do work on my patience.  Acceptance.  My breath.  Anatomy of the body.  Anatomy of the spirit.  And lots more.

 

YOGA WITH LIVE MUSIC

 

 

THIS HAPPINESS

 

It’s nice to hear that actor Jim Carey said that he wishes that everybody could be rich and famous so that they can see for themselves that’s not the answer.”

Stop rushing though the day in HOPES of being happy in the FUTURE.

Experience this HAPPINESS that seems so fleeting.  NOW.  #experienceyourpeacenow #experienceyourhappinessnow

 

WITNESS YOUR THOUGHTS

 

”… when it comes right down to it, Whereever you go, There you are…

whatever you wind up doing, that’s what you Wound up doing…

whatever you are thinking right now… That’s what’s on your mind…

whatever has happened to you, it’s already happened…

The important question is:  How are you going to handle it?

In Other words: Now What?”  - Jon Kabat-Zinn in his book Wherever You Go There You Are.

It’s about being Present in the moment.  

He says that, “… Like it or not, this moment is all we have to work with…”

Yet we live as if we have forever.  As if we still have the Past.  That the Future is in our hands.  That we can Control things.

We can’t even control our own Thoughts.  Our Emotions.  

Then why, oh why, do we think otherwise?

Today:  WITNESS your Thoughts.  Just witness.  Without judgments.  Without attaching emotions to them.

 

WE ALREADY HAVE HAPPINESS

 

I read that when Albert Einstein toured Japan in 1922, a bellboy delivered him a message at his hotel.  He didn’t have tip for him, so he wrote down a “Theory of Happiness” on a piece of paper.

The note recently sold for over a million dollars.

The note said:  “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the constant pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”

To think that one of the most brilliant minds said that a Peaceful Mind and a Peaceful Life is the Key to Happiness.

But now, look at how the world thinks “what happiness IS”.

We are constantly bombarded with advertisements.  To BUY this or that.  That we NEED these things.

That we Should DO this or that.

Work hard and you’ll get your Happiness!   

We ALREADY have happiness.  WiTHIN.

 

RENEW THYSELF COMPLETELY

 

Renew Thyself completely each day.  Do again.  And again.  And forever again.”  -  Thoreau sites Chinese inscription on a bathtub

Live in the Moment.  As if the next moment will never come.  The PRESENT is all we have.  

RENEW THYSELF COMPLETELY.

 

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