Break out the harmonicas and dust off the maracas and shakers, Kirtan with the Beyond Yoga Teacher Trainer’s is back! Well, that’s an exaggeration, I know, but I am so super duper excited for tomorrow. I have been missing our kirtan sessions in between classes and while I may not be the best singer ever, I have found that I can actually enjoy it even so And so tomorrow begins a new phase in my training, and Kirtan is definitely one of the things I am looking forward to. Yahoo!
My bags are packed and my boys are officially making tampo already. har. leaving them is the only downside to TT. but im so so soooo grateful to be in training
i am grateful too
♥ for really nice long hugs and listening ears to rants.
♥ for work that was completed…no distractions for TT!!!
♥ for a nice lunch out with a friend
♥ for a fun class day
today i got to thinking that perhaps there are some things in life not worth making an effort for and it is just wiser to take a step back and leave it be. hmm. for the chance for svadhyaya, i am grateful. annoyed, but grateful
i am grateful too
♥ for my psyclin gratitude project
♥ for fun role playing days in class
♥ for no traffic
♥ for text messages with surprises!
♥ for the promise of a new day to start over with always.
Now that I am in transition (that’s how I have decided to call what I’m going through now), I find myself looking for new things to fill my days. For the most part, I have decided to stop wallowing and being stuck at what things were a year ago. And to help me through that, I have decided, is moving forward and discovering new things I can explore. Except for my yoga practice, I realized that a lot of the things I was doing back then no longer suit me. I do recognize,however, I also need other things besides being in the studio or on the mat. I want to be a well-rounded teacher, after all. Maybe I can explore things that really quiet my mind, such as painting. Or maybe gardening. Something like that. I think these activities will be great precursors to meditation. My struggle with meditation so far is sitting still, after all. I remember when I was struggling with a dark night of the soul in the past, doodling and mandala making helped clear my mind and were very meditative. Perhaps fiddling with green moss balls and pruning leaves will work just as well, ya?
Every once in a while I find myself consumed by guilt. Well, maybe more than once in a while. That is actually one of my biggest downfalls, I think. Feeling overly guilty even for things I shouldn’t feel guilty about. Today the guilt comes from the fact that I overate once again. Har. It’s normal to feel this way, ya? HAAAY.
It’s one of those times when I feel like I need a change….sigh.
Don’t get me wrong…it’s all good. I am just realizing that there is so much I don’t need anymore and that if I clear up these spaces, I make room for more. And this time, I am going to be more mindful and remind myself that I do not need to fill the corner tv stand with figurines and little cutesy stuff just because they’re fun to look at.
Time to make way for the new, Ria.
One of my most favorite places to kill time in is National Bookstore. It is, however, a dangerous hobby! Haha. Some time last week while waiting for my friends in the mall, I passed by the bookstore just so at least I have something to do while waiting, but after about twenty minutes, I came out with a bag full of random finds!!!
I found these bags of wooden sticks that I thought would be great to use for an exercise I learned at my kids yoga teacher training. Although we used longer ones then, I think this is a good option given that I have a small space to use I also found the Dymo labeller that I was searching for! I know there are more modern versions that make laser labels but the old school Dymo is LOOOOVE Cuteness overload.
Sometimes there are so many things I want to write about, but when I sit down to do it, I draw a blank. Boo. But then again, that can be a good thing, right? After all, they do say silence is golden and that in this quietness, so much more can be said. I also suppose it’s because of the way I have learned to watch my thoughts and be more patient with things. I dunno. But yeah, I do miss being an active blogger though.
Today was a pleasant surprise, so to speak. It’s funny how God answers your prayers in the most random ways. I definitely was caught off-guard and speechless at how things suddenly just changed.
For that, I am beyond grateful.
Break out the swisher sweets cigars, I officially am a ninang (godmother) again! Yey!! My best friend (who I wrote about two Novembers ago) gave bith to a cute little girl earlier this year and last August 19, she was christened and I was asked to be her godmother. Sadly, I missed the ceremony because I was at my teacher training course. In any case, I am looking forward to being a ninang again…and shopping for the cute stuff that I can pamper her with!