When I watch my kids and their friends play together I am just so amazed and in awe of their total immersion in the world of imagination. They laugh so hard at the imaginery pet frog leaping over the couch. They fall out with their friends at the drop of a hat yet when it’s time for their friends to go home they don’t want them to leave. They forget so quickly about the arguments and focus completely on the games they are playing. I am always so envious at this instinctive behaviour. There is no thought of tomorrow, they have no sense of time and no responsibility.
I practice being now, I even have Be now tattoo’d upon my hand to remind me but I am still not quite there yet!!Which again is totally contradictory as if I was being Now then I am here and this is now.
Meditation and slow breathing is my go to for being now. I use my daily reiki precepts to remind myself to focus on today and my mindfulness to gain control of my now.
It’s definitely a journey and I am slowly but surely releasing my need to be chasing my destination.
Oh to be a child again….#lovelittlepeople
After my session of Tai Chi, I have decided I shall become Bruce Lee. Well we all have to aim for something and as the saying goes – “Shoot for the moon and if you miss at least you will hit the stars” I think its something along those lines. So I am, this week, loving Tai Chi and I have been practicing with my 6 year old this week, who also thinks he is Po from Kung fu Panda (we all have our thing)
So aside from practicing and feeling the chi, I have been researching a little on the mind-set of Bruce Lee and here are a few of his quotes.
On the Mind:
“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities!”
“The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.”
“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.”
“If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll only make it impossible.”
“As you think, so shall you become.”
“Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strange confidence.”
“Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.”
“The unconditioned mind intuits truth – Bring the mind into sharp focus and make it alert so that it can immediately intuit truth, which is everywhere. The mind must be emancipated from old habits, prejudices, restrictive thought processes and even ordinary thought itself.”