Well-being is not the fruit of something you do; it is the essence of who you are. There is nothing you need to change, do, be, or have in order to be happy.
Don’t know if it’s true, that a flexible mind and a flexible body are connected. But I do know that life changes constantly, as does our thinking.
My yoga teacher Daniel, with whom I practiced yoga for several years in Malmö, used to say that your mind becomes more flexible if the body is flexible. At the same time his teaching never was about becoming as flexible as possible in the body, rather to tune in to what felt right, what our needs were at the moment and to challenge ourselves from the place we were – not comparing with each other or him.
It is not so much the performance of the exercises that matters, but rather the way we are doing them.
Anyways, over the past three days I’ve been doing so much stretching and yoga I myself am surprised! It’s like my private little retreat and all other type of movement and exercise disappeared from one day to the other. Now it’s been long, slow, deep yoga postures and it feels very different. A shift in thinking and being is also here. Curious, this life!
In what direction is your life shifting? Did you notice anything different?
You can’t know what the perfect path will be, you can’t know what the perfect you should be, you can’t know what your purpose in life is until it starts to uncover itself. You can’t know your destination until you get there. So instead of spinning your wheels with the unknowable, focus on what you actually have right in front of you.
– Leo Babauta –
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“We all have the same amount of time left: the rest of our lives. So do something special with it.”