I really soaked them in!
This delicious experience made me wonder what might grow by shining light in my own life's cracks. Then expanding the circle wider and wider to include the globe...What might that world look and feel like?
Beauty is everywhere, we just need to see it.
But how? And what about when our visual field captures weeds instead of flowers?
The Buddha said, "Whatever you frequently think and ponder upon, that will become the inclination of your mind. "
This is the sadhana. And it all starts with intention. This ties in nicely with a theme I've introduced to my Restorative Yoga classes: Let Be, Let Go, Let In. Ultimately, we take time to soak in beneficial experiences to internalize them. This shifts temporary mental states to enduring neural traits and builds our inner muscles of resilience and well-being!
I was cycling when I noticed those petunia's so I shared the last drops in my water bottle with them. It was the least I could do to encourage them along. Sadly, there was also some trash scattered about so I tidied up their "bed" too. These gestures felt organic, like mirroring back their magnificence.
Back to intention, what do you want to grow? Where in life's cracks might you be able to shine your light, and what might grow?
Mirroring goodness is one of the most generous, profound and beautiful gifts we can offer. It reciprocates exponentially. As you move through your days, experiment with this. Maybe let someone who cares for you unconditionally know what you appreciate about them, and experience the karma of light, even in life's cracks.
Join my Yoga Immersion July 28th from 5:00-6:45 PM @ A2 Yoga to soak in the joys of summer and experience what you want to grow!
Shine and mirror on...!