It’s OK to Be Busy

” Sorry I can’t. Im doing yoga, blogging, working, cooking, finding passions.”

Talking about something that has been on my mind and heart for awhile. I have run into so many friends over the past few months, instantly feeling the guilt rising as I know we haven’t spent any time together for far too long. I haven’t reached out to make time to ask about their lives, to catch up, hang out.

It bothered me as I slowly felt my pool of friends that I used to spend time with on the daily dwindle into oblivion, and you know what? It’s ok.

Positively speaking, It’s ok to be busy. It’s ok to not explain to anyone what you’ve been up to.  I finally decided that to make the necessary progress in my life, I needed a change and redirection of focus.

Personally I needed to create that space for growth. I needed to choose to do yoga, start a blog, journal, self-develop, plan dreams and make changes..

I realized that happy hours and friday nights out are not in alignment with the plans and dreams I am working to achieve. The social pressures to be involved, spend money, drink, eat, socialize are all there to fill blank spaces. To fuel the ego and not the soul.

I decided that being busy was something I wasn’t guilty of anymore, but actually satisfied with myself for making stronger choices to invest in change and put my present moments towards something that would help me in my future.

Balance is key. I have worked to find good people that I can do the things I love with, like surfing and yoga. I encourage all the people in my life to stay focused and keep working to make your dreams happen. Friends that support personal growth and working to strength their mind+body+soul.

 

 

Infinitely happy, Infintley healthy, Infintley free

Let each moment pass through your soul space only and feel your attachments, fears, stories fade to nothing. Cleanse yourself from everything negative and allow love to wash over every inch.

I am infinitely happy, healthy, and free. Close your eyes and send this message to a loved one, send it to a random person, send it to those that have hurt you.

Send it to everyone until there is nothing left but a peaceful space inside of you. Until compassion overtakes every emotion. The core understanding of each living being.

Amp Up Your Core

A friend once told me, ” your core strength is the most important because it is the center of your power source.”

I have added this routine daily to make a difference in my core strength. There are so many variations and excercises to build muscle! This is mine for the week! Try it out and let me know how it works for you.

1 min plank

1 min plank dips

1 minute side plank dips (each side)

1 minute Boat pose

50 Bicycle crunches

Repeat up to 3 times. You know your body, your willingness to persist, and when to take a quick break.

As you may know, Abs are made in the kitchen! So.. pair this with eating lots of fruits and veggies. Stay hydrated, and avoid anything that doesn’t align you with your personal goals.

Without Swords

Growing up, I was the protector. I was always looking out for the liars and cheaters of the world. It consumed me.

With every human interaction, I quickly analyzed each word. Each aspect of personality was under my observation. Quickly determining if this person was worth letting in. Using my judgments of past observations and experiences to decide if my heart would be open or closed.

Don’t get me wrong. It is natural and human to protect, and observe. These skills should be used in a logical and sensible way to ensure physical and mental safety.

It was when this process became a tool for the ego. The ego uses these judgments to see if a person’s actions, opinions, thoughts are harmful to the ego.

This process is completely and utterly draining. It takes away that everything that love offers to the soul. Carrying swords, ready to use whenever someone is not quite what you would like. When someone makes you feel a bit uncomfortable. When someone begins to break apart that ego sense of self that you have held on so tightly.

The ego is not always apparent. The ego makes you think you are strong, but not in all the ways that represent true strength and honor. It is a false sense of strength. You may be confident in your ability to accept challenges, and able to navigate solutions through life’s problems. You might always take on hard tasks, and have the strength to conquer the hardest of situations.

These characteristics are empowering. They are a wonderful curation of all the past traumas and hardships to create this strength.  But let me tell you this.   It is only if all this strength is backed by a sense of unwavering patience, and unconditional love that your strength can be held with honor.

There is a verse in Shakespeare’s Hamlet that says:

‘ What should be thy fear? I do not set my life in a pin’s fee. And as for my soul– what should can it do to that, being a thing as immortal as itself. It waves me forth again. I’ll follow it’

It is your strength that is bold and without swords.