Thursday, December 13, 2012

7 Rules of Life

Last week at one of my yoga classes, my instructor read us something called "7 Rules of Life." So, here are the 7 Rules of Life. 1. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 2. What others think of you is none of your business. 3. Time heals almost everything, give it time. 4. Don't compare your life to others and don't judge them. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 5. Stop thinking too much, it's alright not to know the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it. 6. No one is in charge of your happiness, except you. 7. Smile. You don't own all the problems in the world. ~ Whisper of the Heart Let me know which one rings true with you. :) Namaste

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Expect Less

I know that it's been a while since I've written, but I've decided to pick up the writing again. I'll update you on what's been going on. I became an RN in June of this year after graduating from nursing school. I had two interviews for positions at the hospital in which I was working as a tech for the two and a half years I was in school. A week after the interviews, I was told that I got neither of the jobs. I was in shock. I said to myself, "I worked me a** off. Don't I deserve the job?" Well, the world doesn't always work out the way we think it should. I still have not found a job. I am still working as a tech at the hospital. And yes, I am still bitter at times. I am trying my hardest to stay positive about the future, because the great divine has a plan for me. I'm not sure what that plan is, but today I heard a little voice in my head telling me that I should start blogging again. So, here I am. Letting you know that I am back. As a message for people going through hard times, because in our own ways, we are. Stay strong, and stay positive as best as you can. Live with less expectations than you currently have. There are so many times that we let ourselves down. I'm not saying that you shouldn't stay positive about things, but I'm saying that because I was expecting to get that job, I fell into a deep depression. I'm still working on that. Key word, I am working on it. So I will leave you with a quote:
Every day is a new beginning, take a deep breath and start again.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Breathe and Respond
Before you read this post, please read the article above.
Maybe some yogis would beg to differ about what the article has to say, which talks about risk of injury in the yoga practice. But from experience, this article is bluntly honest. At least 8 months ago I injured my hip from practicing seated forward bend. My hip popped out of the socket three times. Every once in a while, the pain in my hip comes back. This was and is a difficult lesson to learn for some (including myself). When your insructor tells you to listen to what your body is telling you, please listen to your body. If you are feeling pain in a pose, adjust yourself in a more comfortable and SAFE manner. There is no reason to be impatient with your body. Yoga is about reliquishing the ego. Yoga is not about being the most flexible in the class, it is about bringing your attention within. And in the asanas, it means becoming present to the way your body feels in a pose. There should be no pain in yoga. Listen to your body, it's the only body you have, no returns, no exchanges. So, during your next yoga class, instead of looking at what the person next to you is doing, look within yourself. The practice is about you, not the others around you. The asanas are connected with the mind, with mindfullness, with your inner peace and eventually with the people around you. But start from the basics. Let go of the ego, listen and respond to your body.