Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Right Direction

I've never considered myself to be slothful, yet I'm not sure what else to call it. I work hard to establish
worthwhile habits, and then the law of diminishing intent overwhelms me, and all of a sudden, I'm drifting too far from the shore, as the old gospel song goes.
I'd gotten into the habit of doing yoga each morning while the coffee brewed. It makes me feel great. Afterwards I feel centered and less affected by the random noise that is around me. My coffee and the food I eat tastes better.
But I skip one day because of an early meeting, or I'm out of town, or on a cruise, and the next thing I know, yoga is the last thing on my mind and stuff comes at me like I'd just stepped into a yellow-jacket nest.
I think a lot of people struggle with this same issue. We work hard to get our ducks in a row, and then life happens and throws us off course. Soon we're adrift without map or rudder.
This week I've gotten back on course, and I'm feeling more focused and stronger.  When I woke up this morning, I grabbed my mat, and headed out to the deck. I tossed it while holding one end and it popped before settling down like a rubber blanket.
I did yoga as the morning came alive, I could smell the flowers and herbs in the pots around me, and off in the distance, I heard the barn owl down in the hollow. He seemed to be saying Who, Who, Who's headed in the right direction now.
This picture has absolutely nothing to do with these words, but I think posts are better if they have a picture.

11 comments:

  1. Good for you--stay with it!!

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  2. I hope you can ge your legs crossed.
    lol
    That is what puts me off yoga

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  3. That's nice you do yoga, Rick. Must be very calming. I don't think I could get into some of the positions on the floor that are required. ha!

    I agree with you wholeheartedly about posts and photos. I would have a hard time going without photos

    Have a good Wednesday. Susan

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  4. I guess life is dealing with all the curves that are thrown at us... I am happy to see you back at Yoga... there is something I would like to take up in the morning... I am sure it would set me off in a better direction for the day. Once thing at a time... I am still walking like crazy... loving it:)

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  5. A person needs to stayed grounded as much as possible with all the stress that happens in life. It's nice that yoga does that for you.

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  6. When we stray off the path, we get distracted and it's difficult to get back on track.
    Glad you got back in the groove.
    Have a great day.
    JB

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  7. Why, oh why, can't life be perfect? Then I could be perfect too.

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  8. Such a brave little flower.

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  9. I think it is so important to find that deep peace and just feel centered. Great job with getting back into a good routine. xo Diana

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  10. "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans."

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. Or maybe it's "while we're busy making other plans."

    Love again,
    Janie

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