As I laid back on my mat in one of the most well-liked yoga positions (savasana) I felt a slow pop and then my body and soul slid into alignment. My body didn't actually pop, but the way I was experiencing life seemed to be in agreement with the world around me vs. the closed off (tightly clenched muscle) way I had been walking around before. For anyone who hasn't taken a yoga class-just visualize a kink being released from a garden hose. What was once stuck is now free to flow. Free. To. Flow.
Hold the image of the free flowing water in your mind. It will help you relax while I remind you that most people are walking contradictions. Are you living the life you want to live? Are pain and anger bubbling to the surface now that you've been reminded? Quick! Stuff them back down. Reach for a substance or experience that will temporarily dull the sensation.
Let me tell you a secret. It might be a mind f*$k. Happiness is closer than you think. I am happy most of the time. It boils down to two principles.
1. Live in alignment.
Do you realize how normal it is for you to do the opposite of what you feel in your core is right? There are many kinks in the garden hose. Release them and let the water flow. Trust yourself and live in a way that makes you happy. I know a woman who loves her dog like it is her child. She recently stopped eating animals and she said it makes her so happy to live in alignment with her values. I bet you can think of three actions you can take right now (food or non food-related) that will make you happier.
2. F$@king show up every damn day.
Just try. Don't hide from yourself or the world. Stop whining. Problem solve. You will be unsuccessful here and there. That's normal. I only ask that you try. The act of committing to your goals creates a sense of purpose which translates to self-esteem... also known as happiness. Happiness!
IF YOU'RE READY TO ALIGN YOUR EATING WITH YOUR VALUES YOU CAN REACH ME HERE.
IF YOU'RE READY TO TAKE A YOGA CLASS I RECOMMEND YOGAGLO. ;)