The Perfect Present
So yesterday was Monday. I taught six yoga classes. Yep, that’s right. Six. Some are large classes, some private, some slow flow, some vinyasa. 90 degrees in the room, loud music and great Splits59 clothing. It’s a lot of energy to put out there and a lot of prep time required. How to do it all, when there is laundry, two young children, a blog to write and an architectural design business on the side? JUST STAY PRESENT IN THE MOMENT. There is no need to waste time thinking about all the things that may happen later, or what already happened. That is how the mind wants to work. We want to jump to different times, different spaces. Worse yet, we waste a lot of time in other people’s time and spaces (Facebook stalking, anybody?) When we stay present, we can apply the 3 C’s of success according to the principles of Vedanta: CONSISTENCY, CONCENTRATION and COOPERATION. We can stay focused on one task at hand, apply our skills to that task over and over to get it right. We can concentrate, not letting emotions, fear or anxiety overwhelm us with what’s ahead, and we can also work in tandem with others to ask for help when we need it (like babysitters!) to achieve success. This is living in the perfect present. This allows to take one step at a time, and not fall apart when life seems uphill. After all, isn’t the yoga really practiced off the mat?
Om Shanti and Namaste everyone.
AUTHOR: Barbi Stalburg Bell
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