The sun rises and sets every day. Every day it’s a work of art. Gorgeous. Breathtaking. Awe inspiring.
Have you sat and just watched it? Have you watched the sky above mountains go from pitch black to blue and red and eventually day? Have you watched a glowing sun disappear beyond the horizon and then watched as the whole sky got caught in its afterglow?
Have you looked at the sky when there aren’t any city lights nearby? Watched a moon so close you felt you could touch it?
Every day regardless of what we do or don’t do, the sun rises and sets gloriously. There’s nothing we need to do or not to help it. It just happens.
You quickly realize how insignificant most of our everyday thoughts are. Beauty like this it minimizes everything else.
It turns out I’m really insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Life goes on. Sun rise, sun set like the Fiddler says.
Yet I’m all powerful because I decide the thoughts and voices in my head. I decide for me – that’s big. What do I want to be my focus? What do I want to fill myself with? I’m in charge of that and I can turn off the negativity, the fear, the jealousy. I can focus on what is truly important in the larger picture. Beauty. Love. Ease.
I needed to get away from everything though to figure this out. I needed to let go of the daily worries, stressors, habits.
I basked in the beauty of the sun, of a twice daily yoga practice, in a delicious and supportive diet. I connected to nature, the sunrises & sunsets, the whales, the wild horses, the clanging of the cowbells as they sauntered by us, to the beautiful yogis who grew stronger in body and spirit every day, and to myself as I grew stronger and more peaceful every day.
I learned to take every day as it comes. I learned to be ready for anything. I learned to listen to myself. I learned to love and live fully. I learned more than words can say in 7 days. I keep practicing what I learned – I can’t wait to see what I learn next.