Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu means “”May all the beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom of all.”
How powerful is that, right?
This is something I have been diving deeper into lately. How can I be more happy and free, how can I contribute to the happiness and freedom of others? In being more happy and free in my own life, I have dug deeper into the concept of moving more mindfully, and have been doing movement that feels good for me that day… while also recognizing on the days I am low energy and don’t what to do movement, I don’t have to! In being happier in my own life, I have still been listening to the music that fills my soul… journaling, doing yoga, teaching yoga, writing, trying to get enough sleep, eating intuitively, living more mindfully: appreciating every bit of the present moment.
When we fill our cups, we can pour to others. I am constantly reminding myself of this. I notice the effects of not filling my cup… and I was in the boat just two weeks ago when I was stressed with school. Not enough time to fill my cup = nothing to give to others. It is crucial we give to ourselves, even just a little bit during the times we are super busy and crammed for time.
According to Gandi, happiness is when what we say, think, and do are all in harmony. So in order to be happier versions of ourselves, we have to keep these all aligned. This is another thing I’m working on to. Saying my intentions, but actually living them too.
In contributing to the happiness of others, I have and always will be working on being a better friend/daughter/sister. Remembering before I speak to keep my mouth shut if my words aren’t an improvement upon silence. Letting actions speak louder than words… leaving little notes for my roommate or small little gifts just as a token of appreciation of how much this girl means to me. (I love you Krista lol) Doing the little things like sending a text to a friend wishing them a good day, sending a positive quote when someone needs some inspiration, texting my family I love them. The universe responds to the attitude we are emitting out to it. So with that in mind, I want to radiate positivity from my bones in how I am towards myself, but also how I am to others. Obviously we all get cranky, tired, and grumpy… we are human!! And we are imperfect!!
But with all of this in mind… it is so important to remember this:
Enjoy where you are now! Live your truth and keep embracing your journey.
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu friends. Happy Monday!
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