have i ever mentioned that monday is one of my favorite days of the week? it's like a clean slate that comes around every seven days. i love it.
so. monday. shiva nata. let's do this. continuing on with my 30 days of (something).
if you are joining in and want to check in on this post, i would love love love to hear from you. regardless, know that i am happy that we're all in this together, and am cheering you on.
i'm not quite sure what to say about my shiva nata practice. it's going well. rather effortlessly, it seems. the one thing i am noticing - yet again - is how very much i prefer fast to slow. i tend to skip level three. i know it, but it doesn't feel as natural yet as some of the others so i can't move through it as quickly. my most favorite thing to do is to practice level one, two, or four fast enough that my legs cannot physically keep up with my arms. (hey! my legs are flailing instead of my arms!)
this is an old pattern, this thinking that fast is good and slow is bad, so i've been trying to do the occasional slow practice to play with it.
the thing that is coming up for me related to my theme of permission is that i need to spend more time being present. for me, that means more time sitting in meditation, more time journaling, more time on the yoga mat, more time in nature, more time with my camera, more time connecting with people.
i've gotten this message for a while now, but it feels so indulgent (and like the complete opposite of building my business - though the wiser part of me knows that is a thought that is not necessarily true) that i have been reluctant to listen. i think i am finally starting to understand how this will help me find my way to a deeper knowing of myself and how i can best be of service, so i am almost ready to listen.
we'll see what happens this week!