Imagine you're walking, no stumbling, through Times Square for your first time ever. There are a million people in just a few blocks that are often oversized and looking up not foward. They stop when they see what they want and they go when they're unsure this is the right spot. It is summer, the weather is hot and beautiful. Everyone is headed to the same place -- food then Broadway (that would be our beaches). They don't stop until they get their fill. We are in gridlock, there is no way out as their are rivers running along both sides of the island. The only difference? We live on Cape Cod and the tourists are driving (scary!). Times Square is the entire Cape and we're a little peninsula turned island that has no way out other than 2 tiny bridges.
Actually, I'm having a delightful time!
You ask, how do I keep my sanity through all of this hurrying? I breathe long and full. I accept wherever I am and do my best to reconnect with my body. I listen. Somehow, somewhere recently I learned to accept my present situation and appreciate it for what it is. I got myself there. I can change it if I want to.
Remember, you are in control of your life. You choose to respond the way you do. You think the thoughts that go through your head. Don't like it? Change it. Want to get a good start: slow down and breathe. Evaluate your life on a daily basis. Check in with your body and your mind. Are you experiencing enough joy to stay with you present situation? Are you able to take the time to sit back and enjoy your life?
I am so graetful for my life, for how I live and I know it has everything to do with my breath.
Thank you, Yoga.
Breathe. Nourish. Move. Heal.