I just pulled the above words out of the book I was gushing about a couple of posts ago. The book is entitled Yoga, The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann. Everything I read is knocking my socks off.
With all the summertime busyness and having little time to myself, I'm finding it more and more necessary (though not at all easy) to let go and turn it over...to constantly ask for guidance in the midst of whatever wild thing happens to be going on. I'm doing my best to let go of the idea that I'm going to find some sort of rhythm to my "schedule," this summer, or that I'm going to get the things done that I want to get done, exactly when I want to get them done. Just as I was beginning to type this, the power spontaneously turned off (I have no idea why) and I lost the several sentences I had finally gotten around to typing. And now a mosquito is insisting on pestering the hell out of me. My kids will be awake any moment asking for breakfast and attention & I have a date at the Bikram yoga studio an hour and a half from now (!)....I can't wait to tell you about that later.
So, for today and probably for these upcoming summer days, I will keep this short and simple. And I will keep doing my best to turn it over and ask for guidance and let go, let go, let go of everything else.
So, here's the exercise...whenever your're faced with a decision, pause for a moment and tune into the sensations in your body, get still and quiet and ask for guidance. I find that when I take the time to do this before I eat, before I make a decision of any kind, something subtle and beautiful and knowing answers back. Give it a try.
Enjoy your weekend, dear readers...see you back here next week.