“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
When I lead a yoga class in Connecticut, I joke with my students. I remind them that I’m from San Francisco so I bring a lot of hippie-love stuff along with me. I share the lessons of love I got while in SF because I believe they are going to help humankind. Peace is what brings us together. And, well, I like it when people get along.
If we want peace in this world, we need to be a peace with ourselves. When you love and respect yourself, you become a vessel of love and respect. The more you care for yourself, the more you’re able to care for others. Ta-dah! Peace.
Part of self-love is taking care of your mind. Sometimes our mind gets the best of us. Instead of seeing things clearly, our minds can distort our perspective. Maybe you’re over thinking or too focused on one perspective. It may be that you’ve got too much going on. There’s too much clutter. To take care of yourself, it’s good to de-clutter. With the clutter cleaned out, you’re able to see and think more clearly.
This video is a meditation exercise to help clear the clutter. It’s something you can do any time, any place. As long as you can sit and not be interrupted for a few minutes, you can do this. I love to meditate outside and highly recommend it. If being outside is not an option, not to worry. It’s better to take the time to love yourself than to not do it at all.
I’m happy to answer any questions. Feel free to reach out. If you like this exercise, please feel free to share. It would be an awesome world if we all loved ourselves.