Equanimity. Steadiness and ease. Skilfulness in action. Sounds so good right?
These are some words from the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita that are orbiting around in my world right now. They sound like pretty important foundational words to me.
The world is a place where we need a good foundation to our way of being. For if we are to create our life, one thought, one word and one deed at a time, its vital that we come from a place of steadiness, of measured thought, of calm and yes of course, LOVE.
Yoga is ease in action. Bhagavad Gita 2:50.
Right alignment is accompanied by steadiness and ease. Sutra 2.46 from Ravi Ravindras translation of the Yoga Sutras.
So valuable, as if we are coming from a place that is entered, that is steady, we may just take a small step toward creating what it is we wish to have and or see in our life. If we come from a place of worry, fear, worse case scenario, what do you think we will create? Drama, conflict, misunderstadning.
How to come from ease I hear you ask? Well, here are some practical steps:
# Body check in - how is your body feeling (e.g. tight, stiff, relaxed, easy).
# Breath check in - whats going on in the breath? Is it shallow, choppy, soft, relaxed.
# Future check in - what is that you wish to create?
Staying in alignment with what it is you wish to create, keeps you on the right track for you. Checking in, is coming back home. Drawing in to connect what it is we are feeling, how we are breathing, and considering hmmmmm what is it here I wish to create?
Because as my teacher posted recently:
"In this Yoga, no effort goes to waste, and no momentum is lost: even a little of this dharma rescues one from great fear". (2.40)
Much love to you!