Yesterday I received a text about doing a head-stand… I was in a funny place, having a hard time to move myself. I jumped out of bed, got a pillow and went to do the headstand by the wall, but I tried a couple of times and couldn’t do it. I got frustrated and was going to push myself & keep trying, when I decided to STOP & take care of myself. I didn’t know quite what to do, but found myself packing my beg, and walking to the gym. As I was walking, my mind was still tight & struggling, I slowed down my walk, and started to do some Ujai breahing – haaaaaa… I realized, “I’m being so hard on myself’”. Right there & then my heart softened, and I had a tender feeling of compassion for myself.
I had lunch with a friend this week. He was talking about wanting to do more meaningful work, and as we looked out the window, we saw a waiter from the restaurant standing outside under a phone booth and feeding an old homeless-man a sandwich, with such tenderness, kindness & compassion…Everyone in the restaurant was watching and being taken by the overwhelming sense of generosity of spirit. I said to my friend – “is that’s the meaning you want bring to your work?”.
As an Artist of living, moment-by-moment, breath-by-breath, I’m here to have compassion 4 & create my sacred & beautiful Self . “Do your practice of taking care of yourSelf & all is coming…”
“What’s your practice of taking care of yourSelf?”