In yoga this week, my teacher was reminding us about being just as aware when we are un-present as when we are present.
In meditation and yoga, there is a desire and striving to be present and to quiet the mind, but that is not always possible. In fact, it’s often quite difficult. Her suggestion to be as aware and accepting of those un-present moments was inviting and comforting.
As I worked my way through my practice, I noticed something interesting. I didn’t feel present, but my mind felt blank. My mind wasn’t racing with things I needed to do later or the many things that have been going on around here. I didn’t feel as focused on the physical practice as I often do, but my mind wasn’t acting distracted either. Was this quiet mind that I was experiencing or something else? I don’t know, but I decided not to label it, and to just allow it to be.
This got me thinking (later, not during class!) about the importance of these practices (being present and quieting the mind) when it comes to empowered conception and pregnancy. We tend to get so caught up in what we should be doing or thinking, what others tell us is right, and with all of the information out there, we often loose touch with our own intuition.
Does that sound familiar to you?
When you can focus on what is true for you in the moment, you can release the fear of all that might happen.
When you can quiet your mind to all of the chatter, you can focus on listening to your heart.
When you can let go of the labels and enjoy the experience of your life for what it is, you open to all that is possible.
As you continue this practice of life, what lessons are coming up for you this week? I’d love to hear!
Peace, Love, and Wellness,