Wow. How powerful is that? That particular line was repeated over and over again during my yoga training by Moksha Yoga founder and amazing human, Ted Grand. It was re-enforced into my head with my beach read by Michael Stone, “Awake in the World: Teachings from Yoga and Buddhism for Living an Engaged Life.” Boy, did I want to pick up, “50 Shades of Grey” for that trip, but I feel like a better human for having read Stone’s book!
Back to the quote (and my interpretation!) You have one life. Live today like it will never happen again. This moment is truly a blessing. Don’t drift. Don’t squander your life.
Life is hard. I get totally get that. Recently, I have been rocked by thinking that life is too hard. It can be, but we have a choice to perceive it that way. When we really start to look at the world in a thoughtful way, things start to shift.
Ok, let me come clean. I have been giving myself some extra crap here because I am expecting more change and wanting to see more shifts in my life. No lying here.
What I am realizing is that I may be putting my energies into places that are not giving me the satisfaction of seeing those shifts. I feel as though I am still thinking with my old thought patterns and I realize, I need to make some thoughtful adjustments to my habits in order to see the old patterns dissipate. So, in order to meet some goals, I have decided to do a couple of 30 day challenges. These, I am thinking, may be able to put me in a good frame of mind and to help me strengthen my potential for change. Maybe some of you care to join me with these challenges? I am going to eliminate dairy from my diet and practice yoga for 30 days! Who wants in? We start today!
We need to take action and steps in our lives to make progress toward our goals. We may not hit it out of the park on the first try, but we keep trying.
Take the steps necessary that will give you results in your life. Don’t Squander Your Life.
Before I sign off, I want to share 3 things that have recently rocked my world:
First of all, you need to get down with Michael Stone. That dude is seriously awesome. His writing is off the hook inspirational. Go to his site, read his book or go to his retreats in the Toronto area.
Second of all, you women entrepreneurs need to get down with Marie Forleo. This woman will change the way you think about your life and your business. Many of you may just be getting your online life going, and this cat knows all about it! (It was also really nice to win a ticket to her crazy insane RHH Live Conference this October!) I’ll Tweet and FB like crazy during it!
Lastly, volunteer your time! I have been so truly touched by my experiences with working with patients at Bread for the City this past month! Wow. People need our help and they help us realize so much about ourselves and the world we live in.
We have so much potential to change this planet! Don’t squander your life!
Love, love, love,
P.S. Who wants to do these challenges with me? Email me at email@example.com or respond here in the comments area!