Friday, October 7, 2011

Mind, Body, and Spirit: A Glimpse

Ever have those moments when everything is going perfectly? You get every green light on the way to work, your favorite songs from your i-pod keep coming up, your car is running perfectly? Well that happened to me on my way to work this morning. So this was my opportunity to shine a light on this and remember what this "mind-body-spirit" feels like.

I guided my mind to all parts of my body. First I noticed my back: I was very comfortably seated in my car and felt no stress or strain. My hands were loosely placed on the steering wheel, my breathing was relaxed and rhythmic, and I put judgement on it: This is what it feels like to be lined up AND this makes me happy. So immediately I said, "Happy, thank you, more please! (See previous post about this.) My mind was happy and I had no worries. My spirit felt like it was dancing! I did nothing to "plan" this, it just happened.

I know that I will not always feel this way. I also know that I should not put a judgement on it; rather I should just observe, give thanks, and move on. But I felt like I wanted to bottle this feeling and save it for later. I'm still in a good place today, but I'm doing my best to not be disappointed when this leaves. I WILL, however, remember what this feels like and use my yoga practice to try to tap into this on a daily basis. Life is good!