Like Any Other Day

January 5, 2018

Like any other day, I will start it with an intention, one behind every single action I take.

Like any other day, I will take yoga with me off the mat and not solely focus on my physical practice.

Like any other day, I will live by my favorite sutra and purify my mind by being: friendly towards the happy, compassionate towards the miserable, benevolent towards the virtuous, indifferent towards the sinful.

Like any other day, I will be patient with myself, with others, and with everything around me.

Like any other day, I will learn to let go. I will learn to accept things as they are; especially the things I cannot change.

Like any other day, I will unbecome anything society told me I should be, so I can just be me.

Like any other day, I will continue trying to be a better version of who I was yesterday.

Like any other day, I will look within instead of focusing on others. I will not judge, I will accept. Not necessarily agree with, but simply accept.

Like any other day, I will continue reducing my plastic use. I’ll take my shopping bags to the grocery store, I will use a glass water bottle, I will use a menstrual cup, and I’ll find other ways to be mindful of the environment.

Like any other day, I will keep thinking about my next adventure, my next encounter with nature.

Like any other day, I will continue to let my breath lead, not just in my Ashtanga practice but in my day-to-day life as well. I will breathe to take control of my state of mind.

Like any other day, I will be mindful and compassionate.

Like any other day, I will be humble and understanding.

Like any other day, I will strive to keep the balance yoga aims to give me. I will find and re-find the harmony and union between my thoughts, feelings and actions.

Like any other day, I will not focus on the final or complete pose or destination; I will focus on my journey to it.

Like any other day, I will not look for happiness outside or in material things. I will seek it within and in the little things.

Like any other day, I will meditate one way or another. Whether I’m baking, gardening, sitting, or driving. I will do one thing at a time and be present throughout.

Like any other day, I will look for lessons to learn; through the challenges, the good times, and the bad times.

Like any other day, for some it’s an end, for others a beginning. For all, it’s the inevitable unforeseen present. So I’ll take it in.

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