Day 4 of 31: Body Love Yoga Challenge {Presence}

[youtube] Today was a really tough day for me.  I wish I could sugarcoat things {or just not blog at all} but I made a commitment to myself and to all of you that I would share my journey and I know that includes the struggles along with the triumphs.

Maybe it is the yoga not only causing me to look literally in the mirror, but figuratively too that is stirring up a lot of uncomfortable emotions, thoughts and feelings, but today during Bikram yoga I found myself just having a really hard time getting out of my head and staying in the present moment.

I continued to struggle all afternoon and evening and then my friend Erin {who is doing this Body Love Yoga Challenge too!} posted this video on Facebook.

What a great depiction and steadfast reminder that we only have the present moment.

What is gone is gone and what is to come - well, we really don't know - so better to enjoy RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW than to live for the past or worry about the future.  Ahhh how we all rationally know this yet continue to live in a state of constant denial of the destiny we all face.

For the past two plus years I have the following quote by Buddha as part of my e-mail signature; it reads:

‘The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." ~Buddha

I would love if you took the five minutes to watch this video and share below your thoughts on it and your struggles and successes with living in the moment?  Also how is the yoga going for each of you??  Are you feeling great?  Not-so-great?  I would LOVE to hear from you :)

So much love, Jamie