|I miss you yoga class!|
I laid out my yoga mat in front of the television, for some FREE yoga, and waited. The first two minutes were breathing exercises. Then the instructor said, “Good job. We’ll be right back after these messages.” What? YOGA WITH COMMERCIALS? I sat cross-legged in front of the screen waiting… and waiting… Sitting through car commercials, Labor Day Sale spots, and those “Do you owe back taxes to the IRS?” commercials. By the time the show returned I was pissed!
It didn’t take me too long to realize that yoga with commercials is not a good idea. As soon as I was relaxed and ready to begin, mass commercialism bombarded me with a KFC in my face! My psyche and chi were getting whipped into a frenzy. KFC vs’ Yoga?! In my mind, the two cancel each other out. The best solution to this problem was NOT to do anything, and I did.
Feeling content with my decision to do nothing,
I started to fuss around the house.
Laundry is piling up, so I started a load.
The leaves from the petunias I pulled yesterday needed to be picked up, so I swept.
A professional relationship is also on my mind.
Lighting a candle, then I took a quick walk for coffee to think.
Needed to jump on my new writing project, so I started an outline.
–Calm and a light workout came to me by doing simple household tasks.
My prayer candle Virgen de Guadalupe flickers behind my computer screen as I type.
Two Taoist proverbs also come to mind:
The name you can say isn’t the real name,
So the unwanting soul sees what is hidden,
And the ever wanting soul sees only what it wants.