How 1 choice changed my whole day
This is day 8.453 of the shelter-in-place. I don't know what day it is, I've lost track. I've been struggling with our current state of affairs; my daily routine has been thrown way off, I'm missing connection with friends, somedays I shower at 3p, the feeling of claustrophobia rises up and threatens to smush me, the world financially is falling apart, need I go on?
Today, I started my day with a yoga class through FB live, taught by a beautiful friend who has a gift to teach. We had been talking about her offering a virtual class, that may not have been had I not had a stirring to ask her to do it. I'm not tooting my own horn, but reflecting on the power and ripple effect that speaking up and encouraging someone can have. This lady is a gifted teacher, with some self-doubts. I get it, I have them too. I also don't get it, because I've been in her classes before and been so nourished Spiritually (by focusing on God) and physically, that its really tough to imagine her doubting herself. She decided to step forward with the doubts, and had the class.
The choice, was to start my day with something that focused me Spiritually, physically and then naturally emotionally. As I breathed in (so thankful for that breath) and breathed out, guided to consider that I am essential, I received and focused on something true. I gave space for truth to plant and grow.
I breathed in, meditating on the Scripture she read over us;
Matthew 6:25+ my mind, nay soul again received truth; "do not worry... Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"
I wrestled with it, "Jesus, don't worry about what I'll eat, do you see what's going on? Don't worry about tomorrow, are you nuts?" After some more wrestling, I let it plant.
After class, I felt rooted, I felt focused, I felt energized. I clicked out of the live feed and started to peruse people's postings, and I felt it... the calm that had been cultivated start to tremble and crumble. So I decided, to close FB. I decided to write this blog post. I decided I want to keep this focus on truth and peace.
What is your 1 choice today?
Here's how to find this beautiful lady's website @toughtempletraining