Well I must say the weekend went amazingly. I honestly couldn’t have planned it better myself. Sometimes putting it out there, naming for myself what it is I’m hoping for is just what I need. Intention, right? Whenever I think of the idea of intention I am taken back to one of my favorite places in the world. My yoga mat. I don’t go there as much as I want to. For you yogis out there you will know what I’m talking about. I always love that moment in the beginning of class when the teacher says think about what you want to set as an intention for your practice.
An intention for your practice. In some ways this is all our practice right? Not practice in the sense that we’re getting ready for the big game, but practice in the sense of people practice medicine. They live it out; it’s fluid and organic. I need to set my intention for all of practices I think. God knows I have a lot of them… we all do right? From the second we show up on this crazy round thing, we are put into many roles. Some we choose, some we don’t. Some we love, some we loathe. Some we are good at, some we aren’t so good at! That doesn’t even really matter when we think about intention.
I sometimes take a minute and think about those whom I love and respect most in this world and what it is about them, what qualities I most admire. I don’t know if they would name it this, but I really love thoughtful people. People who somehow in the midst of the nuttiness have the time and the wherewithal to think about someone else and to one way or another be kind to them.
Last weekend wasn’t great because I sang loverboy all weekend (though I did that too :)). Last weekend was great because I had set an intention to be in the moment. I let go of so much by doing that. I didn’t have anything totally major happen, though I did spend time with my cute kids, my pretty cool (sometimes) husband , and even got to celebrate old friends. There was nothing supremely monumental. In some ways, however, it was. That’s what life is all about right, those moments and if you’re not able to be in them. If you are always waiting or anticipating, or looking back and second-guessing, or regretting then really you are missing it. All of it. I’m sick of doing that. My kids are too little and getting big too fast. I cannot miss this. It’s only going to happen once.
So there is my intention. I’m going to be there. Be here. Right now. Today. And if I stay in that moment in this moment maybe something awesome will keep happening. And some moment soon in that moment I’m gonna choose to go to yoga 😉
What’s your intention for today? We’d love to hear it!