This past weekend friends and I went to the New York Botanical Garden to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibit. It was absolutely SPECTACULAR in person and the pictures do not do it justice. One of the attractions is the, 'Infinity Room' and we are only allowed less than a minute in this mirrored room. Naturally, we cannot help but to use our phones every second for fear of missing out. Afterwards, I thought, did I really get it all? or did I just rob myself of the full art immersion by using my phone? What would you do if you waited in line to walk into an art space that was timed for less than a minute?
Here is a joke to finish off this story. Pay attention to your intentions as you go through your daily activities and ask yourself if it allows you to experience the most out of the present moment. Choose wisely dear souls.
Patient: "Doctor, do you think that I shall live until I am ninety?"
Doctor: "How old are you now?"
Doctor: "Do you drink, gamble, smoke or do you have any other vice?"
Patient: "No. I don’t drink. I don’t gamble. I don’t smoke. I have no vice."
Doctor: "Then why do you want to live for another fifty years?"
Going through my weekly classes, I come across so many different types of yogi's on the mat and often the ones that are hard on themselves when not being able to achieve what is set in their mind. My aging body speaks up to me everyday, telling me where my physical boundaries are. Because of that, my practice has turned into so much more than achieving a physical goal but opening up to be a good listener to my body, and to be my own best friend to my thoughts and feelings. Maybe the final destination is beyond the perfect posture, the most flexible pose, but another dimension that is awaiting to be unlocked from within. Here a short story with a wonderful message.
A frog lived in a well and had nothing else. One day, a sea turtle came into the well and told her about the sea. ‘The sea? Hah! It’s paradise in here. Nothing can be better than this well. Why don’t you come down and share my joy? The tortoise tried to reach the frog at the bottom of the well, but the mouth of the well was too narrow. ‘Why don’t you go see the sea instead? china-underground.com; toddherman.me
Whenever you are in a funk, look out for the turtle in your life, offering you another possibility to get out of your well. Maybe there is a paradise that is beyond what you expected.
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