Meditation · Psychology · spiritual · Yoga

Life Changes Fast. Life Changes in the Instant. Was Today a Good Day?

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Today Was a Good Day.”

I find this prompt interesting on a day where I had to make a difficult decision. This morning I woke up with no desire to meditate. In fact it was about 7:30am, way past my meditation time.

 I dragged myself to my bolster and sat for about 10 minutes with various breathing techniques and mantras to guide me through.  That, then and there, made it a good day already.

Moreover, I was able to sit down with a friend and get some unanswered questions resolved. That was causing a bit of a distress and it was so great to obtain clarity there. That, was yet another variable, which helped towards it being a “good” day.

Finally, I had to make the difficult decision to put in a request for a four month leave of absence at my place of employment, for personal and spiritual development, with a possibility of not being accepted as such. In the case that it isn’t, it means that I would have to resign. Because of the emotions of fear attached to that action, this has caused extreme anxiety , which is a feeling I hadn’t associated with in a really long time.  In fact, as I am writing these words, it is slowly subsiding. However, as nerve-wracking as it was, it had to be done as now is the time.

So, today marks the beginning of the first day of a new and exciting path that I will embark on. The plans are still developing and in fact will naturally manifest in due time, which I will share as they arise through my social media. As it stands, I will take a short break from Los Angeles, as I meander through Europe and Asia until December.

Today was, in fact, a good day.

First line from Joan Didion’s memoir

Life changes in the instant. 

The ordinary instant. 

9 thoughts on “Life Changes Fast. Life Changes in the Instant. Was Today a Good Day?

  1. Funny…I have a chest (well, like four) very similar to yours. Old. And sure, a few Buddhas hanging about. And quite a few malas of various kinds of beads: rudraksha, lotus wood, lava.
    If I asked my employer for some time off for yoga, travel, and spiritual bliss, they would probably laugh. But…I’m now considering trying it. I do get time off, and plenty of time to travel each year (months), so my soul is not splitting at the seams for its freedom. I chilled in Bali the last couple months. Back to work tomorrow. I did not do yoga nor meditate once in the last two months. Don’t know why. I’m now writing my post for this week’s Photo Challenge and may not do yoga today either….bad yogi.

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