Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Peace is just a word. Or is it?


To feel at Peace inside every cell of your body..
is like the greatest Gift you could ever wish for.

I have wanted to feel that for a very long time.
Just to be one with the Universe. OK, some of you may think, Um, yeah, right Tracy. What are you on?!! But Seriously!! It took me a LONG time to get this feeling, and now that I have it most every day...throughout the whole day...waking up with it, going to sleep with it and reveling in it throughout my day. I tell ya, it just doesn't get any better than this!

What brought it about you ask?

Well, it could be a combination of a couple of different things and I will share those with you now!

I started a religious Ashtanga practice 4 days per week.
Before I had been practicing maybe twice per week...if that.
I was a hardcore RUNNER and running was ALL I thought about doing. Every Day.
But, thank god for an injury that made running extremely painful. I still ran, don't get me wrong, With the pain. But one day something told me to just Stop and I did.
I now am a Hardcore Walker!! Hey, it works along with my beloved yoga practice~~

The second thing I did was I eliminated wine with dinner.
I now have water or nothing.
I'm not a saint by any means...on Saturdays and sometimes Sundays I sometimes will indulge in one glass of my favorite red..or possibly my favorite beer..Hop Stupid Ale. But only one..because, well basically that's all my body can handle and that's all I care to have.
It's just right.

The third thing I did was dedicate more evenings to quiet time.
I almost cannot even stand to hear the TV anymore. I revel in quiet, and peace.
I have been reading so much more (like when I am in India) and my meditation practice has gotten so much deeper and it just fills me up with such Grace.
Chanting my Mantras...well, I do that pretty much throughout the day!!
While I am walking the dogs, cleaning the house, doing the laundry, watering the front yard..you will hear me chanting! I Love it!

The fourth thing I have really been focusing on is being Positive!
It was not so easy a month ago..and I won't go into the "why" part. Suffice it to say, it just was darn near impossible.
But I am in this amazing flow these days and to sum it all up. I think it has to do with everything above combined!

And I'll tell you what, it's a feeling I never want to lose!
Because when you have that feeling and you are in the flow, Good things happen!

More on that to come....