Don't Hate, Meditate.
Life is so much better when you pack a bag and pick a destination. At the beginning of the month I was fortunate enough to travel to the Bahamas. On this trip I discovered inner emotions that my body had suppressed. It is true what they say, be still and find yourself as you quiet your mind.
I went with the mindset to further my research in numerology, palmistry, past lives and strengthening my practice in yoga. It's unbelievable the things my mind craves to learn and master. Most like to think that I set high expectations for myself considering I am a mother of three. In all reality, high expectations are the soul reason I get things accomplished. When you are a mother, you put your children first and your days are very unpredictable. When I set my standards high it's as if it's my daily dose of coffee without having to put that caffeine into my body.
I took this solo trip for a reason. It opened up my heart, my mind and appreciation for many things in my life. It has been almost a full year since we launched Set In Stone. Within this year, I learned so much, appreciated so much and cried so much. I cried because of the many blessings that have come my way. I feel very fortunate for my husband, family, friends and clients who have been along my side every step of the way. It isn't easy for your close ones to accept this path or the abilities that I am capable of and for that I am thankful.
I spent five whole days in stillness and unpredictable itinerary. I literally went with the flow, always the best way to go. Throughout my journaling I came to a realization that many don't appreciate the practice of yoga or meditation. I understand that many have different ways of letting out frustrations, releasing anxiety but I feel that every single human being can benefit from caring for your soul just as much as you care for your abs. Yoga and meditation has changed my life in ways I didn't think possible. It's about appreciating that moment and accepting your life where it's at in that precise moment. Isn't that just so beautiful, understanding that you are where you are mean't to be? I think it's a blessing. When your soul and mind meet in the middle and say we are both here now. What's next?
Yoga and meditation isn't a timed sport with already set goals. The goal should be just to DO IT. I dedicate my mornings to at least 12 minutes of yoga and at least 10 minutes of meditation. Because I have little ones, my time can fluctuate sometimes less and sometimes more. Whatever the time is, the end result is the dedication I put to fit it into my morning.
I encourage you to take the time for yourself. There will always be work to do, chores to finish, phone calls to make, text messages to reply to, emails to check and social media updates. Why must all those things come before you?