Thought for the day
“You’ve got to wake up every morning with a smile upon your face, and show the world all the love in your heart…” Believing in the good is not naive, it is a recipe for wellness and profound change.
Believe in the good. I know it sounds like all the platitudes of your childhood – but it is true.
When we begin to doubt others and ourselves, we quickly become stuck. We soon find ourselves unable to move forward in almost any endeavor because we do not, cannot, believe that any good could come out of it. You can almost hear Eyeore from Winnie the Pooh saying “why bother, nothing good will every happen to me…”
But when you least expect it, your belief in the innate goodness of humankind is restored. A check for first and last month rent is returned, an event you dreaded turned into an amazing success, a friend calls and reminds you of the strength and determination of the human spirit, someone makes you a delicious dinner.
So, as sit upon your mat today, I encourage you to nourish the light within. Blow upon that little spark and let it shine forth. Your spirit is bathed in goodness and innate beauty. Know this about yourself and others. And now breath. Breath into the beauty of your heart, into the beauty of your asana, into the beauty of the world. Let your practice be a celebration. Allow it to shimmer and shine and sparkle with all that is good in you. The rest will follow.
And for a little encouragement dig up that old song by Carole King – Beautiful.
Have a great week. Enjoy the sunshine.
Shalom & Namaste