Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Each Moment is an Opportunity to

Occasionally, I feel challenged by this one relationship I have. But lately, I've been pretty alright about looking at the challenges I feel, taking responsibility for them, and practicing forgiveness. As a result, I've been enjoying some transformation. It dawned on me the other day, "Hey, why don't I just use this relationship as an opportunity to become a better person? I'm sorta already doing that anyway." And so the intention was set.

Yesterday in my 11 am class, there was an eighty year old woman with immobile hips, a 6 year old boy, a pack of girls who were better at yoga than me, and a lady whose neck was bothering her. Feeling ambivalent about what to teach, I decided, "Heck, I'll just use this yoga class as an excuse to become a better person." Turns out, "to become a better person" is a super clarifying and meaningful intention to teach from.

I guess that, actually, each moment is an opportunity to become a better person: to slow down, to feel grateful, to smile, to notice what's new, and to laugh. Surely it's not the answer to absolutely everything; it seems too easy, too good to be true, but it sure beats the heck out of being anxious and in a hurry.

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