Mindful Monday

June 19, 2017

Passion is the drive inherently within you

Intrinsic

Not 'what' you do

But 'WHY' you do it.

Explore what brings you to life

That's your purpose.

That's what will drive YOU!

 

You have a treasure within you that is infinetly greater than anything the world can offer
— Eckhart Tolle

 

 

True Love

 Love is more complicated than we wish to imagine.

It's forgiving the unforgiveable,

Looking past failures and let downs,

Loving past the hurt ,

And looking past the flaws that all humans have.

 True love can also see The Divinity within

Even when it's buried deep

And it seems doubtful to even be in there.

Most importantly real love forgives

because it's a fundamental of Self Love. 

Who ever said it would easy? 

Self Love, is Real Love.

How my journey began

When I first began this journey, I had no idea where it would lead.  I simply knew it intuitively felt right.  I was drawn to yoga and meditation.  The more I learned and was exposed, the more I wanted to know.  Here I am on this journey for a second time after abandoning my practice for several years during a time I probably needed it most.  As I exceeded my previous, heaviest weight, I knew that I had to do something for my own well being.  I knew yoga would jump start everything I needed to get back to living a healthy and meaningful life.  I began by slowing incorportaing a daily practice into my life.  As I became more aware on my mat, I became more aware of all of my choices each day, from how I interacted with my children, to how schooled them, to how I ate, and desired movement/activity for my body.  I have lost 55 lbs through diet and exercise but yoga was the catalyst.  I have maintained a regular home practice for 16 months and my growth although visible on the mat has mostly been off the mat.  I knew in 2010 this journey was taking me to a place I couldn't even imagine but I allowed fear to hold me back.  Since I began my regular practice again in 2016, different opportunities to meet and network with some pretty amazing people, have fallen on my lap.  I am learning to tune in to the ones that are meant for me.  I have begun this Melanin & Yoga journey with a dear friend and we are excited to see what this journey will grow into for us and our families but most importantly for the communities of which we came from.  The ones who need it most, the communities that are underserved and underpriveledged. The ones no one seems to care about.  Those are the communities we want to impact through the practice of yoga, by empowering them with the benefits of self care, by providing them community gardens so that they have access to 'real' inexpensive foods, by promoting self care, acceptance and love through the principles of yoga, meditation and a helathy lifestyle in order ot promote better choices, community, and hope.