Tuesday, July 3, 2012

All That There Is

"In all of our lives there is a great danger in believing that who we are, where we are, and what we have is all that there is."  -Matthew Kelly

Because of teaching yoga at an addiction center, I see this quote in action almost daily.  We become so attached to the image in our minds of who and what we are, that we wipe out or go into a tailspin when that image is gone.

Some think that spending time at a rehab center is the worst thing that can happen to them, others fear the loss of their careers or families..........I try to teach through yoga, that when the slate is wiped clean and the pain is unbearable, new birth takes place......some are brave enough to embrace that thought.....others cling
to their old beliefs, fearing the worst.

Who we are, where we are, and what we have.......that can change in the blink of an eye, the taking of a breath.  What matters is that essence, our very being, our heart and soul.......those remain intact.
We really are not what we do, we are not our possessions, we are not our address........we are not careers.
I believe we are.......living beings that are connected to each other, meant to serve and help, to enjoy this incredible planet we live on, to learn as much as we can and share all that we can, to laugh and love, to cry and move forward, to know that if we took our last breath tonight.......our life, our breath would not have been wasted.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams

1 comment:

  1. Jilda,
    You are so right, we are not what we have or what we do for a living.

    We are the sum total of our thoughts, experiences, beliefs and emotions. And our actions always speak louder than our words. :)
    Happy 4th of July to you!