Living from your heart and not your head...

My beautiful niece

This blog has been on my radar for many years and I've finally gotten up enough nerve to give it a go... Welcome!    

Have you ever noticed how children live in the moment without a care in the world.  I can remember back to being that fearless child, running free, not second guessing myself.  I was a "happy child" - one who was there to brighten up someone's day, give smiles away - " like they were my paid commission", and give help when needed.  Just like my niece who lovingly wanted to please me by getting into this pose.. although, I have to admit this little girls speaks her mind and if she was not in agreement with this would have not even tried it.  I applaud that spirit in her.  

Santosha means contentment or to be satisfied, for me this was one of the hardest lessons to learn.

This "stubbornness" was something I was lacking early on in life and I suffered from it, always being the people-pleaser at my own expense.  Trust me when I say I have come to terms with my journey and where it has led me.  Through Yoga and following the philosophy I've learned to love all of me, the people-pleasing me, the over-thinker, the self-doubter, and so on.  These are all parts of me.  

There are the Yamas and the Niyamas in Yoga philosophy, kind of like the Ten Commandments. When we got to studying one of the Niyamas - Santosha, well that one spoke to me the most. Santosha means contentment or to be satisfied, for me this was one of the hardest lessons to learn.

I was in major need of getting out of my head with trying to make sense of all my wrongdoings, moving on with an unconditional love for myself and most of all being content with what is now and what was then.  

So, here's to not being perfect in anyway and letting your life be lead by your heart.  

Namaste~  

 

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