#currentthoughts #rivercurrents #itotallyalmostfellkickingthepilestoeitherside
Playtime is essential. I resist it. Getting things “accomplished” feels good because my inner critic quiets down. Yet I resist the “chores” too. I don’t know all the “why”s as to the existence of my resistance? I am “wise” enough to see that it is. I re-mind myself to just move. Get up and move. Over and over I learn that once I start, I get into the flow, and things happen with out much opinion of my head 😅. I feel connected, I play AND I get things done. Alan Watts states “when you know you have to go with the river, suddenly you acquire - behind everything you do - the power of the river”. My resistance to the power of the river is due to my struggle to swim upstream/against it. Once I step in its power, I know it will take me places, I’m afraid for my feet to leave the comfort of the ground. But as Seal sang in my yoga-playlist last night “we’re never gonna survive, unless we get a little crazy”. It may seem crazy to be swept away by the power of the current but isn’t the crazier thing to fight it? “In a sky full of people only some want to fly, isn’t THAT crazy” ... As far as I can tell I need both, the flow and the ebb, the ground, and the float, the inhale and the exhale. My resistance is that each time I step out of the river to “ground” I struggle to get back in and “trust” the power of it, although each time I experience a new freedom and I am taken care of, my trust that I am aligned and will float is a new sensation for me, but I continue to practice with discipline, then play and explore, then practice until it becomes play. And today I floated right up, aligning my bones and joints, letting them move as designed, trusting their stacked strength against my fear - and they held me. “Look ma, ALMOST no hands” 🙌 #thoughtsrightnow #sirasanavariation #headstandnohands
next time maybe I’ll be brave enough to lift my hands entirely. This is progress enough for today😎 side note: yes, Seal and Alan Watts are equals gurus😎👏🤗 #alanwatts #seal
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