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Monday, March 21, 2011

Temper Temper...

Yoga and meditation are wonderful to even out your mood and help you stay mellow. When a situation arises where I am angered I can always fall back on my mantra to breathe. During the most fiery of attitudes it is an anchor I can grab onto to stop the white-hot fury that can ensue. I'm most usually a calm person, but when something does push my buttons, it's difficult to hold back the tide of emotions that come from it. Yoga, meditation and Ho'oponopono are teaching me the power of forgiveness and how to overcome myself. When I feel overwhelmed by a negative emotion, I take deep breaths, and assess the issue to see if it warrants my energy. At the end of that analysis, even if I find that it does, I try to release that negativity into the universe with each inhale and exhalation so that I can better solve the problem. Then I repeat to myself 4 simple sentences that always seem to quiet my mind and soul. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. In turn I am both forgiving myself for attracting this negativity into my sphere, and forgiving the other person for bringing it to me. Hanging on to all that pain is not worth it. I rather use that energy to benefit my life in some way, or help someone else. The word I'm keeping in mind for today is peace. Namaste.

Photo Credits: Jomphong

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