Thursday, September 3, 2015

In a Word

I came across this article in an old issue of Good Housekeeping today; It was a challenge to sum myself up in one word. At first, I let my eyes graze the headline and was about to move on, but then I started thinking...Hmm, if I were to sum myself up in one word, what would it be? Happy, Sweet, Funny? Sure, I am all of those things, but really they just skim the surface. There is more to me than just being funny and sweet. I started to think deeper. This short article was now prompting me to dig deeper into my truest self.

Sometimes, we can get lost in the motions of our day to day lives, and even as a yogi and a person that actively practices mindfulness, I, too, get lost in the gears of every day life. This little article was now challenging me to examine the world around me and my role in it. How I see myself. It brought to surface things I want to work on and things I have already achieved. It made me both grateful and eager to go after my passion, and what I believe to be my purpose in life.

It's quite the challenge to take one word to describe you as a whole, but when I really thought about it, there was one word that kept coming back to me: Observer. I would sum myself up as an observer.

Often, my intention for the day(and on my yoga mat) is to be an observer: Of my yoga practice or my life, rather than a critic. To not judge myself, criticize or belittle myself. Instead of this, I will observe and grow.

My one word: Observer

I challenge you to look within and take part in this exercise. Pause from your busy life and take time for reflection and self love. And whatever your word may be, embrace it!

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