"in the entire world, there is not one human being who is free from pain. even in favorable conditions, a person encounters struggle. the external form of struggle appears to be cruel. some describe it as a horrible demon, but its nature is not malicious. in fact, it is proper to welcome struggle, for its arrival is always auspicious. struggle keeps us from growing sluggish. it changes an animal into an ideal person. it transforms an ordinary human into a spiritually-awake person respected by the world... it is alright if we cannot receive struggle with love, but struggle should never be discarded. to discard struggle is to discard god's grace." ~ swami kripalu
hello loves! you might have been wondering why i haven't been blogging recently or have noticed my absence on my beloved twitter. well, i've been down and out with some sort of silly bug. it's been going around and just when i thought i had skirted around it... it got me.
in fact, i'm blogging from my comfy bed with homemade chai, pets, pillows, books, magazines and my trusted vic mac-key nearby. (yes, i was a big fan of shawn ryan's the shield. therein lies the name of my macbook pro.)
i've had to cancel massage clients, bowenwork clients, yoga classes and the end all - be all my yoga & creativity workshop i have scheduled for tomorrow. (sigh!) it's given me a chance to catch up on some things though (between bouts of sleep that is): some fabulousarticles online, and the 2nd & 3rd of this trilogy (love!).
but in ways, i guess i had this little life lesson coming. i've been going non-stop for i can't remember how long. with a long line of "yes, i can fit you in" "sure, tomorrow is fine" "it's ok, don't worry about it." and the list goes on & on. but one thing you have to remember is if you don't take care of yourself first, then you can't take care of others. at least not properly anyways.
so life's little lesson has made me slow down even though i didn't want to. but i can say that i've taken a lot away from this lesson. just to name a few:
#1 take care of yourself first #2 learn to say no when it's best for me #3 learn to better prioritize tasks (and people for that matter)