Lean in to Support
Although we may not always feel supported 24/7 , like someone has your back
We can train the mind to sense these feelings more often , this helps it to adapt
Everyone has basic needs like feeling Connected, Content and Safe
How we feel these things inside is personal , not something that can be learnt from Uni or Tafe.
This practice of Mindfulness & Yoga connects us to the School of the Self Inside
It helps us build our Inner Resources, where Strength, Inner Confidence and Wisdom resides
This can be nourished in your own unique way of feeling into what you really need
How do you need to spend your time , for you to feel like you succeed.
Those five or ten minutes that you take to yourself, to breathe & sink into your own skin
To settle the Nervous System down, let the mind regulate itself, before you begin
This practice can have a powerful impact on prioritising your time
Feelings of being supported, connected and content , helping you to calm your mind
A way to strengthen Mindfulness , can be spending time taking care of your own back yard
Tending to the garden of your mind, watering the qualities you hold in high regard.
Meditation when practiced regularly begins to feel like a long lost friend
A familiar awareness at your back, helping you to feel grounded and nestle in.
A breath of fresh air, at the centre of your chest, a feeling of ease and content
Helping you to be in this moment, is always time well spent.
How you feel and meet these essential needs is different for everyone
Weather it be taking a yoga class, a surf or spending time in the garden or sun
But one thing is useful, to help these healthy neural pathways grow
Repetition and commitment to feeling these feelings helps you to be connected to the flow.
We don’t always have the luxury of having someone at our side or back
But find a memory of how it felt , breathing into it’s goodness, gives it a tap
Tap into a memory of how feeling supported feels for you
Letting your mind linger into feeling this as a sensation is something you can do.
Sinking into this nurturing feeling , letting it seep through the cells of your skin
Time is never wasted if even a little of it is spent within.
Notice how your body responds to this
Offering it a hand of support
A science that has been around for thousands of years
This is what the Yogis taught
Some of them are Undercover
They can be right under your nose
They may not have facebook, or Instagram or be “certified” in what they know
It doesn’t matter who you are or what roles you commit to in life
The Mindfulness of taking the time to feel supported
Helps you be a better friend, parent, teacher, husband or wife.
Practicing a little and often helps you give back to those you love
To not take them for granted, & instead thank your lucky stars above.
It will help you fill your cup of success
What ever your form of “well-th”
It will help you feel at your best
Weather it is ‘formal’ practice or it is more stealth
What ever it means to you
It’s the commitment to what’s important
The dedication to ‘follow through’
Keep showing the mind what you seek
Feel it then Repeat Repeat Repeat
Until you do
Feelings don’t last for ever
Though we can strengthen them all the same
Practice is like re-kindling the romance
Of a long lost flame
Yoga & Mindfulness is no different to marriage or a relationship that is dear to you
It’s there for you to lean into , feel supported, connected and content
Time doing this in what ever shape or form you do it
Is always time well spent
Wishing you time well spent on the things that matter most
Remember to look after your body for it is your minds greatest host.
Loca Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu
May all beings be safe
May all beings be happy
May all beings be free
A little more to read on this here
For more information on Private Mindfulness & Mentoring Programs and Teacher Training contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0439 418571.