Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Resisting change. The ego mind.

Ever get scared? Bitter? (Pissed off even) hahaa..I do.
We all do, lets face it. We're human.

Everyday isn't rainbows and lolli-pops and unicorns. If it was how would we grow?

For me it's generally because I am trying to resist change at some level. It me wishing things were different than they are...people's behavior, situations..
It's me wanting to control something that I have absolutely no control over. Thats the ego mind.

The truth is that we only have control over our words, our thoughts and our physical actions.We can influence other people and situations at times but we can't control people or events.

What do you do when you feel that tightness in your jaw, that knot in your stomach?

I had a situation this morning that left me feeling completely invalidated. It happens.
Very rarely thankfully, but it does happen.

I sat with it, I felt it, I meditated on it, breathed into it, accepted it and then...

I let it go.

What do you do with those raw feelings?

Rumi. so timeless.


This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

-- Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks

THIS Sunday! Come one come all!

The Roundhouse Picnic in the Park has been rescheduled! Yippie!!

Its THIS Sunday August 15.
Loads of fun stuff down at David Lam Park by the water in Yaletown (Davie St @ Pacific Blvd).

Soccer, food, live music, face painting and FREE YOGA with me! (you need not bring anything. mats provided)!

It was loads of fun last year and promises to be the same again this year! And don't forget that the movie Back to the Future begins at dusk so grab a blanket, a flashlight, some snacks and enjoy!

Yoga with me is at 1230 & again at 200pm. If you have been wanting to try out yoga for the first time come on down... If you just feel like geting some stretches in outside by the water come on down. Or if you want to stop by and say hello or introduce yourself that would be great too because I am all about meeting new people.
Come down and have fun and enjoy a fun day at the park :)