We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.-Anonymous
falling onto the studio floor this time of the year creates big, broad
rectangles of warmth. This past Saturday, when I looked out over the
bodies at rest in Savasana, these three hands appeared to be reaching
for the light. I reached for my iPhone to capture the scene.
As I was cropping the photo and noticed the different hand positions, I recalled how happy I felt as I noticed the sense of calm and release in each person. There was no need for me to adjust arms and flatten out hands that day because, although the poses weren't all physically perfect, the energy in the room was clear and apparent. My job was done and I was content. I'm going to print this photo as a reminder to allow for more contentment along the way.
I think it's programmed in our cellular structure, the fact that we are goal-seeking, action-oriented physical beings. We have a limited number of days to go from point A to Z, from birth to death. We have to get There, that's our trip. But the never-ending part of us, our Spirit, keeps urging us to pause, to rest, reflect and enjoy.
The physical part of us thinks we have to get There in order to be content, while the spiritual part of us is content, no matter what we do.
Now for the question: Which part of me has the leading role?