Lately when I come into stillness on my mat the word that comes to my head when I am setting my intention is *commitment* (authentic gives a shout out too). Ah yes, I will commit to a more consistent meditation practice. I will sit everyday no excuses. (Oh and I will commit to flossing everyday as well!) Who gave my inner salesperson permission to go on vacation! I tell myself you can start on Monday. Why is Monday any different than today? Why is Monday the magical day that is going to make this endeavor that much more doABLE? Poor December is dedicated to gluttonous behavior because ultimately we will change said behavior January 1st...well 2nd let's face it, January 1st is like the first pancake - a wash. (It has to be said, I delightfully eat the first pancake.)
I think the idea of commitment was inspired by my neighbor/dear friend/yoga student. She recently was doing her normal committed saturday run when she was bit by a dog. When I saw her that same day she gave us the story but ended with, "I am not suppose to put pressure on my arm so I will have to modify when I come to yoga on Tuesday." I stopped in my tracks, here she was bit by a dog stitches and all and she was thinking about her yoga class. Truly inspirational, brave and fully committed.
Is there a commitment you have been wanting to the pull the trigger on and have put it off? Would you like to state said commitment here to solidify it a bit more? I would love to hear it and I would love any feedback you have on how to enhance my committed self!
I like this quote...
"There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permits. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results." ~unknown... I would change the word results to action...tomatoE / tomato.
So there it is I am committing to meditating daily, my yoga practice and flossing! How bout' you?