Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Rat Race

I look around and I see the rush of life. The survival mode that keeps our energy high and keeps us on the go. At this fast pace, are we really living with quality? I sometimes wonder what it's all about. The bigger houses, the better cars, more money, more money, more money, better job status. We're all in this race and yet in the big picture all this stuff we desire is just stuff. It's empty...everlasting happiness and joy don't lie within the stuff. Life is constantly changing and things are changing rapidly. Information upon information...who to follow, what to believe, do I drink milk as a calcium supplement or do I supplement calcium.
The reality is that we are all looking for happiness and in search for everlasting happiness. We are dependent on the things that bring us joy, when all we really need to do is notice that it is already there inside of us. The happiness and joy is already there. We were born with it and overtime we just forgot. To maintain the happiness and peace within, you have to stop and take a moment to breathe in fresh new oxygen, quiet your mind, close your eyes to visit the world on the inside. Give yourself moments to quiet down. Meditate, come to yoga to learn about yourself...

I've been self employed for 3 months and it has been a very humbling transition for me because I went from working at a high end salon with a high status to starting from scratch on my own. It's all worth it to me because I am passionate about what I do and I love what I do. Follow your dreams and even though it may take time for them to unfold, it's all worth the wait. I get caught in the fast pace race and the survival mode kicks in and all I want to do is work work work and yet I step back to remind myself about my purpose. I am living a life of mindfulness and purpose and in order to maintain this, I meditate and do my yoga. It takes discipline and consistency to see results and I'm reminded that patience is a VIRTUE...

The Rat Race is stressful, fun, exciting, and overstimulating...take a breath and enjoy the ride!

Strength, Peace, and Love