Last week we discussed watching our thought patterns and feeling patterns the way we watch the weather. We are continuing to dive deeper into Jack Kornfield’s book, “The Wise Heart,” and are invited to revisit “Buddha’s Brain,” by Rick Hanson, as we consider the impacts of stress and anxiety in our daily lives.
Look at sections of your life and identify the moods, thinking, and feelings associated with them. Consider what you are holding in your tissue, in your body. We service all three bodies through our 2-hour yoga practice so that we may live fully the other 22 hours of our lives.
This week we are invited to ask ourselves: What do we let change our “weather”? Just notice. Be the observer. Remember that we have the keys. We have the ability to see the weather brewing, and we have the ability to choose how to respond. As Jack Kornfield reminds us:
“In the end, just three things matter:
How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go”
― Jack Kornfield