Hey Friends! After a little two week vacation visiting friends & family in Kenora, On, and Brandon, MB I’m back in London Ontario and ready for the next adventure! We all need a little escape from the bustle of our busy lives and to take time to reconnect with others and the abundant nature that surrounds us. Although it seemed a bit inconvenient and frustrating at times, being without internet and inconsistent cell phone service forced me to put down my phone and my laptop to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with myself.
Looking back, I’m glad I had the opportunity to just sit back and relax and take in the fresh air, trees, lake views, and indulge in the beauty of life itself. Indulging can be challenging as a yogi, once you become attune to all the subtle and not so subtle shifts that can happen in your body and mind when you have too much of a thing ( i.e chocolate, beer, food, ). We can get it in our head that we are a bad yogi if we drink beer or eat bacon and eggs for breakfast( and yes I do these things). I think the worst thing you can do is make your self feel bad for the decisions you have made. You have to take full responsibility of your choices–and lets be real, no matter what you do or say, someone else may not agree with you. THAT IS OKAY!
If we strive for perfection we are just going to find ourselves feeling like we are never good enough. We have to remind ourselves that it is the little choices and decisions we make day to day that benefit everyone as a whole. Be the best possible version of yourself in this very moment and keep in mind that there will always be things that you can change and improve. Everything is constantly evolving, changing, and morphing into different things. I’ve spent way too much time ( and still do from time to time) comparing myself to others and wanting to be as good as so and so. Be yourself. Be your best self today, and remind yourself that every single day.
Take time away for you, for your soul, for your heart, for your mind. Whether its only 5 mins of meditation in the morning before work, or a weekend out of town, or an adventure to somewhere you’ve never been, it doesn’t matter. Just remove yourself from what was or what will be and just be present in the now. As Ram Dass would say, ” Be here now”.
These are a few reflections I had while I spent the past two weeks away. I feel alive, rejuvenated, and fresh with a brand new perspective. I’m ready to take on what ever comes my way.