You and I are just a whole bunch of stories.
We might think we're skin and bones and hungry bellies, but thats just another yarn we hold close.
But today we told ourselves a story.
I am guilty of telling myself all about what I should have done and didn't. Moments, all tangled in a past tense that keeps perpetuating. It's gone my friend. That story has no future if you'll pardon me stating the obvious. I suggest you thin it out, take only what you need and leave the rest for dust (and it's all just waste on the wind).
We're free you and I. Much more so than our busy lives would have us believe.
We are free to speak gentle words full of praise and pretending. Funny make believe fancies. Stories worth reading over tea and toast, with a blanket and a beloved. Or tell a tale of whimsy for your pint sized pirate or sleepy eyed princess.
Tell yourself a nice story at 3am, when you worry the sun from the inky night sky, as the house creaks and shadows fall down the hall. Ask that fearful, cynical you to take a long nap while you write yourself anew. Tell your story full of wellness and health and happiness.
Clean down the page and start again.
You get to choose your character, make her good and strong and kind. And big. Please make her big and bold and let her fill the page with purpose. Make her laugh often and long. Fill the moments in between with words of friendship and gratitude. Make her get off the couch, move, dance and do yoga! Make her a generous cook and a great listener and give her a strong back for all she holds aloft. Put a dog at her feet and fill her arms with family. Give her soulful eyes and a warm smile and plenty of wrinkles.
Give her the strength to move past the wrongs in her wake. It's just dust out the door. Forgive all the villains-they didn't know they could be someone else, brave and strong and good. Be gentle with the scared ones and patient with the silly.
Life will be a glorious adventure my friend.
If you speak it so.
If you would like your story to include more yoga come along to our 630-8pm Tuesday class on the 1st of November. We will be starting our 30 days of yoga. I'm going to help you establish a home yoga practice before the craziness of Christmas. Every week I'll give you a new series of easy poses and a short meditation challenge for you to practice every damn day. If your interested give me a call on 0430222274 and I'll give you the full details.