All I had to do was open my heart. Every time I try this I wobble, loose my balance and most times just fall over and laugh that this pose seems to throw me off. Today though, I figured it out. All I had to do was open my heart. When you are ready, you are ready and TODAY I was ready. As I lifted my right fingers tips to the sky, breathed deeply with one foot planted on the ground, strength through my left leg, I turned my chest to the sky and opened my heart!
What a day, my favorite moment of the day was just that little moment. When you connect your mind with your body it is deeper than just a twist to the left or right and turning your head towards the ceiling. I connected with myself. My mind wasn’t on yesterday or tomorrow but it was right there in the room on my mat that I connected with a higher power that lifted me up and helped me move past my fears, not my fears of falling over but the fear to open my heart!
Posted in Fear, Life, Living in the present, Love, Reflections, Self-Discovery, Spirituality, Yoga
Tagged Fear, Gratitude, Living in the present, Love, Reflections, Self-Discovery, Yoga
Being the good catholic girl that I am (kidding) I went to church today. I do enjoy going, seeing if the message will reach me, praying and my favorite part is shaking hands with everyone and saying “peace be with you”. I just think there is something special about having contact with a complete stranger, smiling at them and saying peace. Today I got chills when I walked in and heard the choir’s angelic voices. It felt good, but then I got bored. It was hard to focus. My mind kept going to what I had to pick up at the grocery store in the afternoon and what I was going to do the rest of the day etc. I kept on telling my self to “focus on the present”, “hear the message and reflect on what the priest is saying”. Sometimes it comes natural and it feels like the message was meant for me and I love those times. When I don’t really get much out of the message I think maybe somebody else in church needs to hear it more than I do. I know..I know.. I really shouldn’t expect to receive but to give…like in prayers. But it always feels good when I sense a strong spiritual connection to God while in Church.
Many times I say Yoga is my religion. And I say this because Yoga is very spiritual for me. I am always in the present, my mind is always in the room and focused on what I’m doing. Mainly because if I don’t I would likely tip over onto someone else’s mat. Either way the instructors also have a message they share with us and they give us time to reflect and look within. Sometimes I even feel like God is standing next to me, letting me know that I will always have someone to depend on, someone that will always be there for me no matter how tough life gets and what challenges are put in front of me. If I try a headstand and fall, he’s not going to let me die but maybe just get hurt a little bit. I cherish those moments too.
I think life is more meaningful with a sense of spirituality. Wherever you can feel closest to your higher being, it doesn’t have to be part of an organized religion or in a church. It can be in a yoga class or on a soccer field. For me…I’m just glad to have found it.
Dios te bendiga y Namaste