Being Mindful

February 8, 2010

Work out with me this week!

Monday 5:30-7:00 pm at IOF.  Urban Dance/Circuit/Kickbox!

Tuesday 5:15-6:15 pm at Hipline.  Ladies~ Shimmy Pop!

Thursday 5:15-6:15 pm at Hipline.  Ladies~ Shimmy Pop!

Friday 5:30-6:30 at IOF.  Urban Dance Kick/Circuit!

Saturday 10:30-11:30 am at Hipline.  Ladies ~ Shimmy Pop!

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Life is busy.

I know, this is not really a new revelation, right?  We all know and feel this.  Sometimes, we find ourselves in moments where we truly feel that we are in the middle of Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ as we are running (or sitting) around trying to get everything done!  So, how can we live our busy lives, while simultaneously remaining calm, without feeling like life is running ahead of us while we drag behind it?  Hmmm.

Clearly, I’m re-exploring the idea of how to find better balance in life, as it seems to be a continual process of figuring it out.

This week, I am going to focus on staying more present moment to moment.  I already do this when I dance and exercise, so I am going to attempt to apply it to my everyday life (or, more specifically, work…especially those not-so-fun moments like meetings) to see how it goes.

I think one of the reasons I enjoy working with children so much is that they embody this spirit/lifestyle/philosophy/way of being, even though they are unaware of it!  They are living life moment by moment, taking it all in,  and just being how they need to be.  (You may want to take some time to observe a kid to see what I mean, if you are unsure.)  Somehow, as we grow up, this changes, and we become focused more on past and future.  To our defense, as adults with so much to accomplish, it is imperative to think ahead to schedule (dinner, exercise, plans with friends, work, etc.).  The challenge, then, is to allow ourselves to plan out tentatively what we need to do (being mindful that we are planning ahead in that moment), and then come back to the reality of the moment-this moment-with a breath and a smile.

SO, my question for you to play with this week is: How can you be mindful during your day, living more fully from one moment to the next?  Feel free to share your discoveries!

Wishing you one moment at a time, appreciating each as it comes!

In peace, Heather

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