If you could give yourself the perfect gift what would it be?
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the spirit of giving. Every year around this time I think about what I can give to others. I love heading online or into a store and picking out little things to give to friends and family. While browsing I also check out things that I might like. A book, a dress, a new kitchen gadget. But usually, being quite unattached to ‘stuff’ I don’t buy anything.
But all the shopping gets me thinking. If I was to give myself the perfect gift what would it be? What do I really want? Probably foremost on my mind would be a cure for Diabetes. But to be honest that feels impractical and certainly not something readily available. So instead, what about a wish list? Things like….
a regular steady income
endless opportunities to share yoga with people who really can benefit from it
blood sugars in range
a consistant cardio exercise program
ability to eat a wide range of foods while maintaining good blood sugars
time to write, express, share
time for fun with my partner
okay so that’s THE LIST
But if I had to choose just one gift, material things aside, what would it be?
I mean what would you choose?
Self Love? Patience? Happiness? Peace? Beauty? Nature?
I’ll let you in on a secret.
Already the wholeness that you seek, nothing is missing. This is the meaning of YOGA. Already WHOLE, COMPLETE AND PERFECT JUST AS YOU ARE, you just don’t know it. In fact without you creation would be incomplete. Your presence completes the picture.
So what does that mean? To know this is the perfect gift. YOU are the perfect gift. What a hoot!
So here’s wishing you the best most satisfying holiday season ever and as a special gift from me enjoy this simple soothing yoga practice. Make sure you download it from dropbox so you can do the whole practice.
with great respect…..Rachel
Thank you Rach as always – simple, powerful and filled with creative inspiration and beauty – just like YOU ! x much love and gratitude X