What is Yoga 308

Life is a constant struggle of balancing our body on both a physical and emotional side. Through yoga I have learned several life lessons. Yoga 308 is a goal I set for myself to do at least 60 minutes of yoga for 6 days a week for the next year. I invite anyone to join me on this adventure as I blog about some of my daily experiences. This is not intended to show that I have found peace and tranquility, but rather give my honest feelings of my journey. Enjoy.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Day 110 - Appreciate

Man, I feel appreciative for my life.  I had a very relaxing day today.  Woke up feeling refreshed and almost like a new person.  I took the day off because I have a "yoga for back pain" video shoot on Sunday that I am doing for my friend Darren.

I was thinking today of a pie chart my friend Dave drew up for me awhile ago that helped me keep perspective of my life.  It was a circle of my entire life.  Looking back I maybe can count about 8 months where I can honestly say I was down in the dumps.  This is such a small sliver in my pie chart of life.  Looking over the many years I have been alive and the years to come, I feel very lucky to have such a great life. I feel like I need to take this opportunity to thank everything that I have gone through in my life.  Everything, everyone, and all the experiences that have brought me here today.

I sometimes get caught up in how sad life can be.  I think we all have the opportunity to stay in a life where we feel like we deserve the universe to behave the way we want it to. To stay in a life of feeling sorry for ourselves.  A life where we get caught up on expectations that people are here to serve, respect, and bow down to us.  This is a road to unhappiness.

The other side of the spectrum is where you love life.  You are here to give to others.  You want to support the world and all living beings.  When you surround yourself with these givers., the people who want to help, want to love, and want to support others, you find this strange conundrum.  If you have all givers someone has to receive.  When you start feeling OK with receiving from these people and still can give without asking for anything in exchange you find this awesome bliss.

I still see people who are soul suckers, manipulators, or need the world to behave like they do.  I still see the sadness in their eyes.  I see people who have no idea that think they are givers, but take all that they can.  I am sad for these people and hope the best for them.  They will always be around me, it is up to me on how I will allow them to be part of my life.

I still have these the world revolves around me feelings.  I  am not saying I am the Jesus of giving.  I do however want to give more and more these days.  Today I am also extremely appreciative to all that has been given to me in my lifetime

I am happy with my dreams, ideas, and thoughts on how the world should be.  I am excited to try to bring the ideas of giving, loving, and respecting the world the way I vision them to be.  I am excited to be the change I want see in the world.  I am also reasonable that I will make mistakes, I will get frustrated, and I will have these "negative" aspects in my life.  There will be more people who take advantage of me.  These are just steps that I need to take in order to continue on the path that I am on.  I am here to represent my vision.

Keep sending those emails and comments :)

P.S.  Remember giving has nothing to do with money