August was a month of miracles, so I'm going to take you through my process for you to apply and create your very own miracles.
My change for August was to do yoga on a daily basis. I also completed 36 additional workouts (cardio and/or sculpting). "Choice" in my August endeavor was to make sure I had variety to make it more fun. I checked out DVDs from the library, used what I had at home, and went out for runs. Adaptability involved going to Plan B, then Plan C, and if necessary Plan Z. I listened to my body knowing when it was time to push myself and when I had to take it easy. After all, each day is different and unexpected things come up. The solution was being adaptable and choosing wisely each day. There wasn't ever any pressure. For example, most yoga sessions were 45 minutes in length, but if I came home late and exhausted I would do a few relaxation poses before bed.
Constant, which cannot change. These are the innate qualities of who we are, such as happiness, love, and peace.
Here are my August Miracles:
1-More flexible than I thought I would be.
2-Remained calm during an emotional time. I reacted once I had all the information rather than assuming the worst.
3-Inner and outer strength led the way making it easier to ignore the nay-sayers.
4-Enjoyed a relaxing unplanned birthday with people who love me for me. (Happy birthday to all those with August birthdays!)
5-August 31 at BAPS Chicago. I took visitors to see this gorgeous temple and hadn't eaten. So I grabbed my credit card and went to the Cafe to get lunch. I had no idea what to order as it was Indian food, but a kind lady behind me explained it to me. I received my plate and was told it was CASH only. The kind lady paid for my lunch and was happy to see me enjoy the food she recommended.
This was a great big miracle and not because I can not afford to pay for lunch. It was the love this woman had in her heart to share and bring happiness to a stranger. It was her choice to make when the unexpected situation presented itself. Its these small acts of kindness that will never be forgotten.
So remember my dear friends:
1-Change will happen.
a. with the choices you make
b. by being adaptable to that around you
2-Constants cannot change. You are a wonderful person who already has happiness, love, and peace! (Just do 1a and 1b ;)
Understand these 2 things, apply them, and watch miracles happen! Most people forget about 2 and get stuck trying to find a constant they already have. You can see why 1a and 1b may be hard if step 2 isn't understood.
What are your thoughts? Have you experienced miracles? If so, I would love to hear it.
Got the world figured out?
I did, until it came crashing down. I had no choice but to start over and rebuild.