Thursday, January 8

I was reviewing life since Brijin Joy arrived - check out tag "Brijin Joy." It's cool to reminisce - we've had quite an adventure since our little peanut joined our team, and we've been loving every minute of it.

One of the comments on a particular post, "Happiness is the seed we Sow" received this comment below, which was a great reminder to hang in there and focus on the good. Happiness is truly a seed we sow. We have to tend to the good in our lives to watch it multiply. It's just a law of the universe. Take advantage of it and enjoy the life of your dreams. And of course the quality of what you plant day in and day out - are you a half empty or full - makes the BIG difference with the quality of your life.

I watched Oprah's Spirituality 101 episode that aired on Wednesday, Jan. 7 from my DVR this morning. The first guest via Skype was totally focused on everything wrong in her life. No matter what Oprah and her spirituality trio said about focusing on what was going right, she wouldn't budge and rolled her eyes. Oprah caught the eye roll and called her out. "Let's start with this. You are thankful today for your breath. Thank you God for my breath." Beautifully said; think Oprah may need to attribute that to Louise L. Hay.

Comment:

"When we invest in good things, we will get our money back with interest. But there is always a pause between the sowing of the seed, and the harvest. So don’t get weary, don’t become discouraged, and don’t give up. Endurance is the key to so many things in life. And remember that in the natural world, everything produces after its own kind. You plant a peach seed, you get a peach. You plant an apple seed, you get an apple. The same is true in the spiritual realm. You have to plant what you want to receive. You can’t plant anger, and get peace. You can’t plant bitterness, and get sweetness. So if you’re not happy with the crop that is coming up in your life, evaluate the seed you are planting, and make some changes for the better."Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower".---------------Gillberk

4 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Very powerful blog. I needed that!

laughingyogini said...

Hi Yoga Mama, I love how you bring the practice into reality. It's not done often enough as far as I am concerned. There seems to be a thread through the past couple of posts - since your very lovely one was born - to train the mind towards the positive. Indeed this is key. As a mother of three, now grown and moved away, that has been focus of my yoga practice itself for a long time.

Is the point to become a tad more bendy, or to whip through three more sun salutations, or is the point to become a more compassionate human being? You are on the right track. Can't wait to read more! om shanti

Yoga Mama said...

Thank you to all of you for the comments.

Laughingyogini - it's quite an honor for you to even LOOK at my blog because I am very fond of yours (http://lindasyoga.blogspot.com/). Your comment also reminded me to read it! Having a baby has thrown me off of the blogosphere a bit, but I'm crawling my way back (baby pun intended). I didn't realize you had so many others blogs so I will check them out as well.

Your comment made my day. I admit I started yoga for the physical benefits. Yet, like you said, if you truly let yoga into your body, than it seeps into your mind and next to your soul, which is a beautiful transformation and journey to ride.

Namaste

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