How was everyone’s weekends? Mine was busy and productive with a few pieces of joy sprinkled in here and there. I got to:
- Skype with my dear friend Evin who is living and volunteering is Israel.
- Eat grilled cheese and spicy tomato soup with my Brad.
- Start reading my new book called A Thread of Grace which has already impressed me after a mere 3 pages.
- Say hello to my Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Rick (and here the my cousin Sam just got into one of his first choice colleges!)
- Talk on the friend with my friend Kim who lives in Seattle and who I miss all the time.
- Practice some yoga.
- Start making some real decisions about the wedding—I feel like we are finally making progress and getting momentum. Woot!
- Cuddle with Pucker.
Whenever you choose joy and pleasure you drop into “the flow” and this provides ease in all aspects of your life. You are choosing what is most natural and this easily aligns you with your natural state of radiance. Routines in general are not bad, but if your routine is based in “I should”, you most likely are not thriving as a result of that routine, rather you are maintaining or sustaining a surface level of health.
You all probably know someone who exercises regularly and eats a healthy diet but yet they don’t exude health and radiance. There body may even be “fit” and “in-shape” by medical standards, but they don’t “glow” with a sense of truth health. This is because they are treating their body like a machine rather than an intelligent living organism that actually responds to love, joy, gratitude, and positive encouragement.
A joyful body shines. A body that is taking pleasure in what it is doing or eating
radiates. A body that is being told constantly by its inhabitor “thank you” and
“you are great” wants to exude health, as health is its most true state of being.
Amy is my yoga instructor for a workshop I am taking with my friend called Radiant Yoga. It’s held once a week at One Yoga here in Minneapolis. Amy sends along recaps the week after our class so that we can remember and process what we discussed the last time. It’s a great idea and I so appreciate these little write-ups. Just wanted to share this part of last week’s which really struck a nerve with me.