Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The first month of the year…gone!
Sickness update…Kimm is still sick. That is all. It is not a fun time in our house.
My day — two loads of laundry, a trip to the store to pick up some essential sick food items (crackers and ginger ale!), picking up pizza for a nice easy meal out.
It snowed today…I would say about 2 inches…but the light, fluffy stuff which is okay by me!
I finished a book and was able to start a new one…always a fun thing.
Meditations from the Mat (Day 31)…
~~the third yama is asteya, or nonstealing
~~asteya serves as a wake up call to remember all the ways that we steal, both big and small (borrowed items on our shelves that we have not returned, the hours we spend at work not being productive)
~~asteya is our first encounter with nonattachment
~~in each instance of stealing there is an attachment to a a specific result that overrides our deepest values (we want the …… more than we want to be a good partner, we had a bad week at work so we …)
~~beneath the attachment is fear — fear that we will not get what we need, fear that if we leave things up to the Universe, we will not be taken care of
~~”when abstention from stealing is firmly established, precious jewels come”
~~the surest way to get what you want is to let go of wanting
~~we need absolute trust in the Universe
Things making me happy today: watching the stillness of the softly falling snow, starting a new book, listening to a song that makes me sing along and dance