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Don’t miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold.

on March 9, 2015

“Don’t miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold.”

Read this quote the other day and it has stuck with me.  You can interpret it on many levels … here are just  a few:

Be mindful, in the present moment … whatever you are doing focus on that  – for example, if you are walking, notice the feel of the ground under your feet, the breeze against your skin, the sounds and sights around you.  If you are eating, savour the food – the textures, tastes, colours … don’t also check messages on your phone and watch the TV.

It’s OK to take time getting to where you think you want to be … and perhaps that might change … i.e enjoy the journey.  Perhaps the journey is actually the whole purpose.

Whilst it can be good to have goals, be flexible in your approach .. notice the steps along the way and savour them.

I can also link it to yoga practice.  So often when I’m teaching I see people grasping to reach what they perceive as the perfect Triangle (Trikonasana) ….. rather than really feeling the openness in their chest as they reach for the sky with one hand whilst the other is perhaps still resting on a bent leg.  When I ask people to stand in Mountain pose (Tadasana) and ‘check in’ with themselves … i.e. really take note of how they feel physically, mentally, emotionally … so many find it difficult to be still …. to really tune in to what’s going on.

So, enjoy the colours of the rainbow .. be mindful … be really present … and savour the monent!

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