Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Little Words of Wisdom

I love my YogiTea. I try to drink a cup everyday. And, although I thouroughly enjoy the multitudes of flavors and potent herbal combinations, I especially love the little sayings found on each tea bag. The YogiTea's words of wisdom or Yogi Inspirations (as the company calls them) are little sparkles of truth that flavor my day and I always look forward to what they have in store for me.

This particular saying hit close to home, so I had to share.

You see, for me, it's really hard to sit back and let things come to me and is something I'm constantly working on. Like everything, some days it goes well and some days it doesn't. I'm a classic uber-planner and must have my schedule on lockdown for the next two weeks almost always. Recently I have backed off on this way of thinking, but honestly it's so hard. Not only am I an uber-planner, but I really think I inherited my grandmother's Jewish guilt, worry, and anxiety. Oy vey! (love you grandma!) I am constantly over-analyzing, planning, and really just trying all too hard to make things work. This is tiring, and ultimately not necessary.

You see, as I've committed to making a change in my life to be less structured and let things come to me, they have. I've found that if I just wait, a little bit, before responding to that email or picking up the phone to call someone I'm waiting to hear from, then inevitably they get back to me. Or even, I'm more tempered when responding to situations that are upsetting, rather than flying off the handle. In doing this, I've had to give up some control, which by all means is a difficult task in and of itself, but I truly think it's the greatest gift we can give ourselves. Giving up control doesn't mean letting loose, not trying, or being lazy, it just means that you're willing to go with the flow and trust that all will work out for the best in the end. Thinking this way has made it easier for me to make last minute changes when things don't go as planned and in the end I find myself more at ease with what life is throwing me. I'm more grounded, present, and aware.

Take it or leave it, the Yogi Inspirations can be a lot of fun and a great daily reminder to take a few moments for your Self. Reflect on your current situation and see if there isn't anything you can't let go of to make your day run more smoothly.

Ironically enough, I just brewed a cup of tea and lo and behold I received the same message "let things come to you." I suppose that this is the Universe's gentle way of refocusing my intentions after a restless night of racing thoughts and too much monkey mind.

1 comment:

  1. I like the use of the term "monkey mind". I hope you can find a way to use that in future posts. :) hahahah LOVEYOU!Sarah em