Inner Resources

Jul 02, 2020

 

This morning I had an appointment in our village that is slowly opening up. It's a time of day I'm not usually out. On my way home, I got to see the recycling truck and the mail carrier in action.

Although it might sound like a strange thing to say at a time when so much feels off-kilter, I actually had the thought, "All is happening as it should be."

I felt grateful for all the services and people I count on for the everyday functioning of my life. I’m thankful to live in a society where resources like these are provided on a regular basis. They're so important, yet I hardly ever think about it.


Similarly, a few days ago I was speaking with a group of yoga friends about how grateful we are for the practices we've come to rely on, day in and day out. Like the recycling truck and the mail carrier, I cannot imagine navigating life without these inner resources. 

What’s more, the inner resources we gather as yogis are ours and they remain ours no matter what’s going on around us. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past few months, it’s that when the usual structures that support our lives fail us, the inner truths we rely on remain. They hold us steady. In fact, they can become our bedrock.

What do you count among your inner resources?

Today, I invite you to look at the practices and understandings that you can't imagine (or don't want to) life without. What are the supports that allow you to navigate life more smoothly, more skillfully, that replenish your energy, that provide stability and inspiration?‚Äč

 

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