“Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.
One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.
His bed was next to the room’s only window.
The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.
The men talked for hours on end.
They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..
It’s the new year! Most of us set new goals for 2014, and they oftentimes require change. It’s easy to write down things we want to do, but HOW do we actually make a change? What motivates us?
“I’ve been practicing yoga for several years. At the end of every class is a five-minute relaxation, savasana. You lie on your back, in what some people call corpse pose, and let yourself completely relax. Easy, right? Yeah, except relaxing my mind. More often than not, my brain starts whirring furiously the moment we lie down, and the savasana ends before I’m even aware it’s going on. In one class, my teacher leads us through a relaxation, but sometimes I can barely hear her over my own thoughts.”
I can absolutely relate to this 100%! It feels so great to see that I’m not alone with this “problem” What about you?
Sure, we all have heard “Life is like a jump rope/roller coaster/sinus curve..” There are ups and downs. We all know this. Only sometimes, it appears a little harder to create that ~so needed~ sunshine in your life.
This is my little “best of” of inspirational pep-talks that might help you, too. I will most likely add more over time when I stumble over more, so please check in every once in a while. PLEASE also leave your favorites in the comments below! Let’s share happiness and help each other up.
Stay yogilated! And always remember: it’s all gonna work out. It will.
1. When you’re feeling lonely and unhappy: