Treated myself to a new pair of the Rolls Royce of scissors tonight for SW’s first birthday!
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SWEATY WISDOM turned 1 today!
#regram from my lovely pal @jennaaaye :
“A good reminder as I begin my day. Lovely words and mug from my dear friend, Chris over at@sweatywisdom ❤️”
@jennaaaye , wishing you lots of luck and love with your big move. The only thing that comes close to hanging in person is being a part of your coffee and brainstorm mornings. XO.
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#regram from @petekate08 : “New #recipe on the blog! (Mug from @sweatywisdom )”
If you haven’t already, check out Laura and Katelyn’s lifestyle, food, fashion and travel blog Relatively Offbeat(http://www.relativelyoffbeat.com/) for a sneak peak into the lives of these adorable and talented ladies. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to stick my face in a cinnamon roll.
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Ever had a day where the second your forehead hits the mat in child’s pose, your eyes well up with tears? This happened to me this morning. I unrolled my mat, knelt down, made the shape of an oh-so-familiar pose and immediately was overwhelmed with a wave of inexplicable, unexpected emotion.
Supposedly, everything is working in my life. I am blessed beyond belief and have no reason for complaints. So my mind raced – "I should be more present to the people I love", "I need to see my parents more", "I should be more grateful", "I didn’t meditate yesterday – that must be why." Or, "I hate the way my yoga clothes fit my body today." Darting between reasons, trying to explain to myself why drop after drop was spilling from my eyes onto my innocent mat.
Really, though, all of these answers are true. And they’re all not true, too. They just are what they are. And they exist whether or not I choose to dwell on them. The tears will roll down my face without explanation, but I decide what to do with my mind. And today, I decided to just give myself the peace of letting go of the search for an answer. Putting 100% trust in my teacher’s words. Completely surrendering.
I can’t say that by savasana the feeling dissipated or even that sitting here now I don’t feel it lingering. But, for this breath at least, I am giving myself the gift of letting it be.
Yoga Sutra 2.42: “Supreme happiness is gained via contentment.”
So often, we get caught up in the go-go-go, do more, do-it-better mindset. It comes from an innocent place of desire to improve and grow, but can become detrimental if we don’t remember to hit PAUSE. Give ourselves a real break. Appreciate our efforts, high five ourselves for how far we’ve come, and watch ourselves in the moment. When we hit pause, we can see. And what do we see? That everything is good enough just as it is. :)
#regram from @taylormary:
"been feeling pretty darn under the weather the past coupla days. and then my sweet housemate brought me the best get well mug in the history of get well mugs."