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Spring has Sprung
Days are getting longer and warmer. Flowers are blooming. Birds are singing. There are new beginnings and rebirth in nature. It seems like a celebration in some way. Inviting the sun or saluting it like we do in yoga ;)
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” ~Robin Williams
You may be getting the sense of this for yourself as well. Spring cleaning. Peeling off the layers of winter. Starting something new. If you’re feeling the urge to start gardening (literally or figuratively), why not start with planting some Gratitude?
The last Yama I wrote about was Aparigraha. I wanted to revisit it before going on to the Niyamas (next blog). The idea behind Aparigraha is that of non-grasping or abundance. I wrote of practicing gratitude for the abundance that can be found on the mat and in life. Did you happen to give it a try or consider what you’re grateful for?
What Are You Grateful For?
I won’t be the first to suggest that you make a list. Make one per day or per week. Let thank you become your mantra. Repeat it over and over throughout the day when you notice something to be grateful for or simply to remind yourself.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough
The sound of that brings to mind a very beautiful garden that would continue to inspire gratitude. Let’s start planting gratitude and see what comes up. The weeding comes in noticing the thoughts of lack or grasping and replacing them when possible. Simply noticing them and how they make you feel can be a way of making a shift. Plant gratitude anywhere and everywhere. There’s always something to be grateful for. Keep it simple at first and feel free to share. Thank you in advance for the beauty you will create (or already are creating).