Today in class we focused on cultivating compassion for ourselves and others and enjoyed a great conversation as a group after class on the practical uses of mindfulness and self-compassion in day-to-day living. I was honored to be able to participate in such an inspiring conversation with so many brilliant and courageous minds! Thank you all for your contributions to this magical experience today!
As promised, here is a link to the interview with Sadhguru I referenced today in that conversation. This interview is full of exactly the kind of wisdom needed for the tribulations of modern living today. This popped up in a newsletter I subscribe to on a day when I was feeling pretty low. I was having one of those 'everything is falling apart' kind of weeks and, although I LOVE Sadhguru, I almost deleted the newsletter with a habitual thought of not having enough time. I caught myself thinking this thought and recognizing the old habitual stress pattern which I have been doing years of work on trying to change. I remembered a recent conversation with a spiritual mentor of mine and reminded myself 'it's not about having time, it's about making time for what's most important." Having represents possession whereas making is a creative process. So I reconsidered, set aside the things I felt I 'had' to do, and made immediate time in my day to watch this interview, something I knew I probably needed to do. I'm glad I did! The depth of wisdom and insight shared by Sadhguru shifted my perspective and thus shifted the reality of my entire week. When you allow yourself to be open to a different reality, you'll find you can manifest it in any moment.
I hope you all enjoy this interview as much as I did! If you find you just don't have time, I'll encourage you to really consider that statement and MAKE TIME!