I will find steadiness and stillness within

Italy Mantra Pic

 

The last two months have been a whirlwind! From hiking and kayaking the coast of Italy, to a getaway in Brooklyn with lots of dancing, to climbing and admiring ruins in Peru… it has been a fun, crazy and sometimes challenging few weeks. But, as I roamed, I found myself missing home, yet searching for a new one.

No, no…I am not packing my bags and moving across the big pond or any boarders, but I find it extremely important to try to become one with your environment, to immerse yourself in culture and to make every place feel like home. Just as yoga teaches us, I become present and immersed in the moment rather than focusing on the travels before or after.

Travel allows us to disconnect from our daily schedule and encourages us to become self-observant. We have the opportunity to decide where our day will lead and then how it will end. Life becomes the moment rather than the agenda.

As these words are sent to you, I am flying home and my agenda is already filling. My moments abroad are still running through my mind and living in the moment already seems to be fading. But, I have the choice to run franticly back into a crazy schedule constantly thinking about the next agenda item or I can choose to hold onto the feeling and the ability to stay within the moment. When we meditate and when we move on our mats, our minds may wander, but we have the option to bring it back. So, as I prepare to enter back home, I plan to make each moment home rather than always be searching for one. The moment becomes home rather than the destination or location allowing me to find steadiness and stillness no matter where I roam.

This week’s mantra:
I will find steadiness and stillness within.
I will find steadiness and stillness within.
I will find steadiness and stillness within.

Sending you love, stillness and steadiness,

XO – L