Saturday, January 26, 2013

Triangle and Thich Nhat Hanh Mindfulness

"Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves.  The tangerine I am eating is me.  The mustard greens I am planting are me.  I plant with all my heart and mind.  I clean this teapot with the kind of attention i would have were I fiving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath.  Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else.  In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred."
~Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation~

  Triangle Pose was the only yoga I did today.  In hindsight I wish I would have done more and sat in meditation for a while.  It might have helped me to be less irritable.  I was feeling lonely being the only girl in the house today.   Im having a hard time finding my being irritable  being sacred.   I do think tomorrow will be another chance to better myself and I look forward to yoga tomorrow. 

   I take it back, I did do a video about what I have learned about Pincha Mayurasana so not the only yoga I did today however I didn't find my center.  Yoga is like everything else.  It ebbs and flows and just because one does yoga does not mean they are impervious to daily crap that comes up.   It certainly helps tremendously to cope and grow but its not a fix all.   I do have positive associations about yoga and just thinking about it can bring about feelings of calm.   For that I am grateful I have put work into my practice so I can draw on that work on the off days like today. 

  The photo below is one from a few days ago but it is one of my favorites.   Little Archimedes loved laying and hanging out with me.   There is something about laying on the floor.  We don't do it often as adults.   I do more now that I do yoga.   The boys however are always on the floor.  I remember that from childhood fondly.   Laying and looking at the ceiling or out the window and day dreaming....


Angie Bee

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