Wednesday, 25 July 2012
"What day is it?" asked Pooh.
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.”
“You Only Have Moments to Live” is the title of the very first chapter in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book, ‘Full Catastrophe Living’.
From the very first page I loved this book. Under the above Chapter 1 heading was the following quote:
"Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I'd have more of them. If fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after the other, instead of living so many years ahead of each day."
-- Nadine Stair
What a terrific outlook. And how true.
The only moment we have any control over is this one, right now. This moment that you are choosing to read this post in. Yet so many of us waste it wishing for the next moment, or day or week or year. And before we know it, we are 46! We’ve spent half our life wishing for some other thing.
Petrea King explains it perfectly in the clip below.
Our Yoga practice is a great way to start to live in this moment. Explore your practice, be inquisitive, feel into every posture, every breath, every thought. Be interested.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- What is going on in the field of the body?
- What is going on in the field of the heart?
- What is going on in the field of the mind?
And explore the answers, be present with whatever is happening. One we begin to practice this on the mat, it becomes much easier to take it off the mat - where the real Yoga starts.
Enjoy this moment.