Where has this month of September
The beginning of a new school year is filled with many projects to accomplish and new families to greet. The children need to melt their energies as one and just begin to settle into new classroom
Last year about this same time I wrote about the change in our seasons, and rhythms with our families. If you didn't get to read it here is that entry.
I was writing about my new habit of driving in my car to our school.
Well this year, I am creating newer habits and have switched my impatient look at the annoying stoplights.
Silly for me, I have always had some great moments while sitting at a stoplights.
I have for many years prayed at a stop light for others and blessed them while I am waiting for the lights to turn green. Another more expansive thought is by trying to visualize and imagine, all the many stop lights in the world at different intersections. We are all connected at this exact moment in time, all throughout the world. You can realize the unity of people, cultures, cars and all kinds of emotions happening everywhere. Simple as it seems. Give it a try. It can brighten you day.
I can get carried away with it and often brings me deep inner laughter and joy.
But then as the light turns green, I am off to my next thought and moving along my way.
So now this fall, I am changing my morning habits to embrace new rhythms. In new ways I am changing small things as I begin each day. I leave earlier each morning, pack my lunch the night before, prepare my veggies for my juicing the night before ,and my morning yoga/meditations are fully recharged and inspiring. I find myself arriving totally recharged and refreshed. My day just flows beautifully.
I think the children feel it too. It is glorious.
This brings me back to rhythm. What types of new rhythms are we all creating each day? Each moment?
How long does it actually take to create a new rhythm or habit? I am sure the experts have many opinions about this, but in actuality does that really matter?
I have found new habits and rhythms create enthusiasm and honestly that is how I love to start every day.
With joyful, calm enthusiasm. This also sustains me as my inner reward to keep going everyday.
One of the new ways of sharing on my blog for the next few months will be more photos of our activities and less writing.
Another commitments of change this fall, is that I am retaking my Ananda Yoga Teacher Training again after 12 years. This is a thrilling time.
There is a old saying that goes: "Try it you'll like it."
Try some new rhythms of change. Let me know what is happening in your lives, and how your family is turning into the greater rhythm of life all around us.
Joy to you.