The opposite occurs when your mind is at peace. When you quiet down the inner noise, you create the possibility to be at your best and most creative. ~ Derek Lin, The Tao of Joy, Every Day
For the last month of so I’ve been allowing chaos at work (not my yoga ‘work’, my ‘other’ part-time gig) to rock me off my center. Not common for me. Yes, it’s typical for my life to ebb and flow and I have good and not-so-good days/moments, however something had been different at work lately (long story …. that doesn’t really matter since all of our ‘stories’ are the same – they create drama).
I tend to over analysis situations (particularly ones I label as not good) and so I know some of the reasons this life lesson was presented, however when I read this passage this morning, it snapped me back to reality (I use that loosely :-)) – ‘quiet down the inner noise’. I know this – I practice yoga, I meditate, I process life in a way that I hope to learn from experiences. This short passage from Derek Lin’s wonderful book on the Tao was a simple reminder that I am making the choice to allow the chaos and I can live my life differently when I make choices that are in alignment with what is most important to me and what I value.
You may have noticed by now that I am a big fan of inspirational quotes/stories (see my Facebook page). The one to the left is right where I can easily see it on the days I am at my part-time job – right near a small piece of paper that says, ‘Be True’. Sometimes that’s what it takes to quiet down the inner noise – a visual reminder of what is important to us.
Make an amazing week!
Be filled with loving-kindness, Be well in body, mind & spirit, Be Happy and at ease.
Thanks Erin Bryant for the awesome photo!