“Doesn’t add another bean to my bean soup” ~Matthew Hofer *
Recently, my blog posts have become a lot less regular. Perhaps you have noticed, or perhaps you haven’t. Whatever the case, it is the truth.
I have been working on other things and traveling a lot too, actually.
I am coming to the realization that my life is busy and that is okay. It is what it is and it is completely brilliant in that.
In May, my life started moving in warp speed ** I have found no better way to explain my life and the flow that currently possesses each and every one of my days…
At the end of June, I started teaching a weekly Franklin Method: Embody Effortless Movement class at a local yoga studio. At the time, this seemed perfectly aligned with my life purpose and how I could most help dancers, performing artists and other creatively inclined individuals have greater health, wellness and happiness in their bodies. I saw the power of the work and want to share!
Now – teaching this weekly class no longer feels in the dynamic alignment of my life so, earlier this week I quit.
And that is just one example of how quickly my life is currently moving.
Have you ever quit something?
Quitting can be tremendously empowering. It also requires an extreme amount of forethought and sometimes internal conflict.
I am not here to advocate for quitting things and commitments you have started. Before you quit anything major you have to be very clear about your reasons to make sure that quitting is the best thing for you, your family, your finances, your life, your love, your purpose, your growth, your evolution on this planet…. Because at the end of the day, that is what I believe we are all here on the planet to do – evolve, grow and become the best versions of ourselves. I also believe that is how we will most benefit the planet.
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.–Howard Thurman
Recently, I am finding myself working more and more on becoming increasingly present. Present in the now.
And the next.
And the next one.
And the one that follows.
And the one that follows that.
And on and on…. each and every precious moment.
Indeed, I am finding a great many days which only require presence in the now, in what is and not running into the future or the past.
Embracing the emotions of the present moment and working your way through them with breath. Letting go of the state of needing and into the state of allowing. Allowing the universe to guide, support and love you. When you allow the Universe (or God) to truly guide and support you completely and completely give in to the Universe, give into the ebb and flow of life, endless possibilities and opportunities open up to you.
This is what my experience has taught me and what I am currently experiencing in my life. And I want to share that with you.
Okay, okay ~ this may sound a bit abstract, so here is a tangible example:
In my time living in New York City, I have learned the ability to “subway surf” (to ride the subway, standing the whole time and not holding onto any poles). This is a skill that amazes most people who ride the train with me.
How can I do this?
I become one with the train. I give into the train, release all extra tension and holding in my body. I give into the ebb and flow of the subway car. I feel and sense into the movement of the train, where the train is going, and how the train will stop or start.
Of course, I also have moments of brilliant failure, I fall, run into something or someone (sorry!!). That’s life though.
And sometimes, I do hold on to a pole or sit down or lean up against something. Sometimes I just need a little extra support. And that is true of life too.
….and all was well with the world.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “No Cliffhangers.”