Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Savoring Simplicity rather than Slaying Dragons



Now, the teachings of yoga.
yoga sutra 1.1

Thank God I teach yoga. Otherwise, I might never practice it on the mat itself. That's a huge admission right there. 

I love it. My body craves it. With the demands of this fast forward life where I just hope to stay one step ahead of what's coming in the next hour, I often hear how do you fit it all in? 

I don't. I can't. Can you? I just make a choice to do it.

"To live is to so startling it leaves little time for anything else." ~ Emily Dickinson


Simplicity. I'm afraid I do not know Simple. She's not been the easiest relationship. She's actually made it complicated to get to know her. She calls out to me when I view the pile of work on my desk and the piles of books half read next to my bed and the piles.... everywhere. She offers me no directives on in how to embrace her. She just says come. As you are. Leave the piles, and come. 

Some days, it’s not about passion and courage. It’s not about heroism and drama. It’s not about slaying dragons or conjuring exotic visions… Some days, it’s simply about the delicious act of doing simple things, simply. ~ Jack Ricciuto

Embracing the simple today. Eating the elephant one-bite-at-a-time, kind of day. Savoring the small accomplishments. 

What gets done gets done. What doesn't will be like an old friend waiting for me when I'm ready. It won't talk back or scold me for being late. It will just patiently sit, abiding until my heart is ready to be submerged in the not-so-simple again.


2 comments:

  1. Thank you for writing Melissa. And for sharing your beautiful heart.

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    1. Grateful today. Just so grateful. Thank you for the note. xo

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