“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”
Last night while sitting on the couch after dinner with Iowa/Vols game (NCAA) on in the background I found time to sit and start reading The Eight Human Talents. I am ready to focus and intentionally dig into myself to find the source of the pain I am carrying in order to release it and grow. A few things I read stood out in my mind. Yoga isn’t about making yourself better – it’s about accepting yourself where you are. Ahhh Acceptance. Yes, well, there’s that. I continued reading, apparently every single one of my chakras is unbalanced. I have all the negative emotions associated with each one strongly present. Go figure.
I had trouble this morning on my way into work trying to figure out what to listen to and finally settled on Nina. I sang along with all my might. Cure for pain…..
I think I know what the root cause of my pain is……
I’m setting a goal to meditate for at least three minutes a day for forty days starting today. It’s time to heal from within.