Happy Thursday friends! I've really been flexing my writing muscle the past few months, and I love it! Whether it's here or on my substack, it's been really nice to share various aspects of my mind and heart with you all. And more importantly these fun "few random things" posts. They're the best way to just brain dump things that may not have context with each other, but here we are.
Let me start by saying that I've been on a spiritual road trip for the past week! I was at a Gurupurnima event this past week, and just made it to South Carolina for a Sri Aurobindo Conference followed by a meditation retreat starting Monday. It's been so great to re-awaken/energize/kindle this part of my being which has been a little dormant the past year. I mean, life happens, and as Ayurveda teaches us (and subsequently I teach in my Ayurveda classes) that you have to roll with the punches. But, after only 5 days in, I feel very much realigned with the definite fact that I have to prioritize my spiritual growth and create space for that no matter what.
At today's session in the Aurobindo Conference, one of the speakers mentioned that you have to read (or fill in the blank with what parts of your sadhana mean the most to you)...just a few minute every day. Even if its just one page...do something. Let it churn. Let it become part of you. Let that content shape and construct your future self.
I'm feeling ready to take on the rest of this year with a fresh perspective on life and just an excitement that I feel connected with the things that mean the most to me. So, yay! Spirituality works y'all! Anyways, here we go--a few random things.
Some Parting Thoughts:
The past 5 days has reminded me how crucial it is to take care of all aspects of your being. For so many months, I've put aside my spiritual health in favor of working and trying to keep up. But the lesson that has ALWAYS smacked me behind the head is this: you have to feed all parts of you. Just as food is important form of nutrition for the physical body, your sadhana, practice, etc is an important form of nutrition for your mental and spiritual bodies. And I can't sit here and teach and talk about Ayurveda, when I can't adhere to the basic principles of it. Ayurveda is the health of body, mind, and spirit.
So, take it from me. Take care of yourself. Do the things that make you alive. Find the things that not only bring you sanity, but align yourself to your spirit, to the reason that you exist. Because I promise you, life becomes SO much easier when we're taking care of that part of us.