This is a picture I took of my youngest child on a beautiful SoCal day one decade ago. I was 39. A single mom. Looking at this image reminds me that living in the moment means freedom. It's not running from something, or running after something. It's simply experiencing, with clarity, right here and right now. Untethered. Liberating. Free.
This image also reminds me how fast time slips by when we are anywhere but here. Time wasted trying to numb out the pain from one's past. Time wasted fantasizing about what's to come. Time wasted focusing on what we think we don't have instead of seeing what's actually here. (Yes. This.) Here's to the practice of remaining in the moment, with clarity. It's a fragile practice (obstacles are sneaky). Protect it, well.
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Today is the last day of my 40 day yoga, meditation and no alcohol challenge ✌🏼
I pulled out these two cards from the deck this morning and they are so fitting.
Have I done every day of the challenge? No, I haven't (expect the not drinking alcohol part) and that's more than fine. We are human and we are perfect in our imperfections. I didn't beat myself up, I just got back on it the next day.
We need a healthy balance between being too hard on ourselves for fear of failure/making mistakes and also having the focus and discipline it takes to make changes to our lives. It's a constant challenge but the saying 'progress not perfection' really helps me to push forward.
I now LOVE my morning yoga and meditation. The yoga is a self care one- it's like giving yourself a massage! And I find it really sets the tone for my day 😊
The second card- wow so powerful! Since being a young teenager I have used alcohol to numb my feelings. I'm not going to lie, it's been hard to face those feelings head on, but living an unfulfilled life, full of regret would have been even harder.
My guiding principle is that I move away from fear as I move towards love 😍
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