Monday, March 3, 2008

Mantra Monday: Back to Basics.

So, in the month of February I was trying to balance everything, move forward while carrying the past and becoming this vision of who I want to be and all I want to do.

For one, I had this desire to create and fabricate this fantastic jewelry design I've had in my mind since 2004. All I ended up doing was spinning my wheels and changing my design five times over the last four weeks. I still have yet to cut into my silver. Secondly, I have so desperately wanted to be able to stand on my own from Urdhava Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose) that I completely lost my Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II) during a recent retreat up to RI. I became frustrated to the point that I couldn't stop thinking about it on my return home after class. Like the wheels on the Mathematician's green Volvo station wagon, the wheels in my mind kept on spinning and spinning...hadn't I gone up to RI to get a break, reconnect with the basics?

Then I came down with my yearly bout of bronchitis. Staying couped up in my apartment for 5 full days, drinking tisanes, reading, watching Disney dvds and sleeping.

This was the pause I needed. No work. No yoga. No jewelery. I was able to reconnect with my center and take stock.

This was the first time, in a long time, that I had the opportunity to looks at myself with a level of honesty that I haven't in a long time. At some point, I realized that all I need to be concerned about are the basics.

Learning again, this is really all about the process.

That process?

It takes time.


Elisa DelBonis said...

I consistently enjoy your Monday Mantra.

Charlotte Babb said...

Balance and 3" heels is the best headline I've seen in a while! I struggle with focus too, and with getting the ideas out of the the brain and into the world.

I haven't tried yoga or three in heels in a decade...maybe its time to try them again. I won't hold you responsible!