Eyes over here

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I’m a yoga teacher, and I tend to use yoga analogies both in and out of the studio space. One of my faves is to “keep your eyes on your own mat,” which could be more roughly translated to “mind your own business.” Important business it is, though, and it needs your full attention. Your path is only yours, and the choices, opportunities and mistakes of other people aren’t your concern. Even more, they’re certainly not a map for your journey.

Whether through FOMO or just pure inspiration, spending too much time worrying about whether you’re on the “right” track in comparison to someone else takes away from the depth of your own experience, on your path. You know, the one no one else gets to walk. The one that’s exactly, ideally perfect for you, and only you. Don’t miss it; the traffic should be pretty light. ;-)

 


“No-Fail” Friday: Feels like

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So far this week, we’ve done a lot of thinking about thinking, which is pretty ironic for a blog that’s about mindfulness, a practice in which you learn to observe your thoughts more than engage with them. But alas, all that observing will eventually get you thinking, and ultimately, I think that’s a good thing – especially if you’re doing so with intention and awareness. This weekend’s “no-fail” mindfulness challenge will be a little more about feeling some feels, though – as they relate to what you think, and more importantly what you do (or don’t do).  Read More


We were thinking

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There’s a lot of wisdom out there in the world about how it’s hard to see what you’re not looking for, and the importance of the eye of the beholder, etc. I give those ideas some time because I think there’s something to them, especially in a world where big data is constantly trying to customize your experience to surround you with things you like. You’re more likely to be friends with people who share your beliefs, and if you think you don’t agree on a certain subject, you might very carefully avoid it. It creates an interesting reality for each of us, doesn’t it? Here’s something we thought you’d like, and if you don’t, swipe, scroll, or say “no thanks.” It makes you more frequently comfortable, and lines a lot of pockets along the way (while potentially emptying yours).  Read More