In yoga, we practice SANTOSA, which means contentment. According to B.K.S. Iyengar, "Contentment has to be cultivated. A mind that is not content, cannot concentrate." The yogi feels the lack of nothing (does not want) and so he/she feels naturally content. Contentment gives bliss.Fifteen years ago, my husband dragged me across the country kicking and screaming so he could continue his education at Arizona State University. I am forever grateful to him for his foresight. Since that time, life has been a giant roller coaster ride of adventure, with every curve just as exciting as the last. It's easy to be grateful for the big, life-altering events. The real challenge is finding gratitude in the mundane tasks of day to day life.
Today I am grateful for:
- I am so, so grateful that I did not wake to frozen pipes like many of my friends and neighbors. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
- I am grateful that even though there are things I could be doing, nothing is imperative. Errands can wait for warmer temperatures!
- Even though I had planned to attend two yoga classes today, I am grateful that despite my schedule being thrown off with a two hour school delay, I will still be able to attend one.
- I am super grateful that my tile guy contacted me back today and will be starting tomorrow. The boys have been without their own bathroom for too long.
- I am grateful that my children didn't have any activities after school so they can use their time to complete their homework.