Day 8 – Judgy Porg Says "DO YOUR PRACTICE!"
Today didn’t work out as planned. Normally I do my practice in the afternoon and projects in the morning. I meant to do my writing/email/paperwork first thing, but instead decided to finish Aria’s birthday gift, a crocheted Porgh from Star Wars. I left the tv on in the background. Suddenly I had passed CBS mornings, the local news, the Drew Barrymore Show, and even headed into Let’s Make a Deal. By the time Wayne Brady was negotiating with costumed audience members, my brain was officially melted with lethargy and dullness. I had blown the most awake and efficient part of my day, and now I couldn’t get back on track and found myself wandering without focus around the house.
Coffee might have helped, but some dull memory in my head lit up, and said “just go do your practice, dummy.” I followed my feet upstairs to my mat, and after 20 minutes of a Savasana variation (legs up a ramp practice – coming soon to a blog post near you), came back downstairs with a clear head and a desire to work.
So far in this series, I have been talking about how this jack shit challenge is great for over-doers who can’t slow down and always need to be accomplishing something. It’s also great for under-doers who can’t get started because they don’t have the inspiration or energy to overcome inertia, or who are too confused and unfocused to take the next best step. Under-doing and over-doing are not different energetically, in that they both keep us out of a state of harmony and balance.
Spending 20 minutes in a state of relaxed awareness, like we do in a meditation or restorative yoga, can regulate the “too much” or “too little” aspects of our state of being. In doing so, we connect to the place within that is centered, grounded, and speaks to our higher self. Just ask the Porg, who hangs out watching Luke Skywalker meditate on his jedi island!
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