and not for the sake of winning
but for sheer delight and gratitude
believe us, they say,
it is a serious thing
just to be alive,
on this fresh morning
in this broken world.
Yesterday, 6am Yoga “farts” (the thoughts that burst forth randomly) included:
1) this is not really a workout
2) i am an idiot for not charging my phone
3) will it (a session with a patient) go okay?
4) tree stinks
5) this is a hard workout!
Somehow, my restless mind made the practice extremely challenging. Even when setting my intention with the lines above before beginning, I attempted to “win” at Yoga. I felt the urge to beat and surpass myself.
What I hunger for sometimes is rest from this self-competition. And just respect the serious business of this “just to be alive” thing.
So, that’s what I attempted to do the rest of the day. For Sheer Delight: Some successes (Want to hear about my blind date? Gotta wait until tomorrow! ) and some failures.
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