Alright, you may have to forgive me for a slightly discombobulated post today (isn’t discombobulated a wonderful word!?). Yesterday was my first day back at my last year of uni, which also coincided with a spectacular migraine that had me in bed by 8.
Putting aside the lingering ice picks lodged in my skull, yesterday was an affirming experience. As this is my last year, I have the luxury of taking a few classes just for interest’s sake – and people, let me tell you THINGS are coming together and IT IS GLORIOUS. A visible thread (Ok, not really visible. Leave my bad metaphors alone.) is beginning to connect my degree, my field of professional interest, and my personal interests. Instead of continuing to fight through the scrubby tangled underbrush of life (I think some people just call this “your 20s”) some genuinely appealing options are appearing out of nowhere.
A Wise Woman (also known as my mother) likes to call this The Universal Newspaper: established in…we’re still working on that. It’s like putting a classified ad into the universe for whatever it is you need. Other people identify this as Flow, or Cosmic Energy, or Prana (which is basically yogi for universal connectivity). Whatever you like to call it, it’s hard to deny a certain synchronicity that emerges when pursuing that [thing] you really care about, as opposed to that [other thing] that feels like what you should do. Yesterday was a reminder that staying centred and focussed on my authentic goals is a rewarding experience. Intentions are important, and putting them out there in the big wide world is even more important.
As with most things in life, keeping balance and focus is key. In that spirit, although/because I’m about to get insanely busy, I’m going to put aside some time each day for yoga. Even if all I manage is collapsing into child’s pose for a few breaths at the end of the day. Yoga helps me stay grounded, balanced, and..well, sane – which seems pretty important, so let’s make that a priority!
Maybe I’ll even manage some meditation – does quietly laying on the couch staring at the ceiling count as meditation? Because I do enjoy that quite a bit…
How about you – what are your favourite ways to keep balance in your life? Where do your goals want to lead you?
This counts as balance, right?? If only book osmosis was A Thing.