This piece is part of a month-long Wanderlust and YOGANONYMOUS series on the power of the newspaper.
The power of ritual and ceremony should not be overlooked, especially for modern yogurt. Much of our life these days is spent running and as a result, it is crucial to set aside time for loosen and intentionally connect with yourself and your spirit.
A sacred ritual
A daily ritual where you spend 10 minutes reflecting is powerful. This provides time to listen, recalibrate, remember, and be honored. It provides a deep source of food and an opportunity to deepen the practice of your life.
We can do anything sacred. According to Webster’s dictionary, “sacred” is defined as “highly valued and important: it deserves great respect.” The words we choose both in our inner and outer dialogue tell our story. They are a form of svadhyaya. One of the five Niyamas on the eight-limbed path of yoga, svadhyaya means “self-study,” and the diary is one of the best tools we have for studying ourselves. The newspaper illuminates our blind spots and promotes our ability to see things from all angles, not just one particular point of view, so that we can go beyond being trapped and in the power of Yes.
Let the diary and the strength of the yes inspire you to take a leap of faith to create new stories and explore new dreams, as they are the way to create a new reality that reflects abundance, creativity and love in oneself.
Writing a diary invites us to ask questions and involve life with curiosity. It helps us to go beyond self-limiting belief and to learn how vision is the art of creating a new reality, because all matter begins in the form of thought. Through the powerful vibration of Yes marem (“matter”) thought to make it materialize. Choosing how we use sacred words along with some writing exercises will help you manifest a greater (and more immediate) transformation.
Say yes to life
When you say yes to something, you’re automatically saying no to something else. For example, in my life exercising my right to say yes to meditation at the beginning of each day is a way to avoid email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as the first things I do in the morning. Practicing yoga is a ritual that I say yes to every day and therefore no to accumulate stress and mental worry. I have the privilege of saying yes to making healthy food choices with any involvement no to junk food.
Every opportunity I have to say yes sets a love limit. This avoids unhealthy habits or behaviors that diminish my joy. Yes it gives me authority (adhikara) to write my own life story instead of feeling like I was given simply to play a role other than my own choice. Yes it puts me in the driver’s seat of my life instead of feeling like I’m sitting in the back with no control of the wheel and the direction I’m going.
After all, I’m playing the lead role in the story of my life and not just that of a student.
A personal list of Yes
At the beginning of each year I came up with a personal idea to make a personal “yes” list. I’ve been doing this for seven years. I know it works. Write down the key things that give you strength and inspiration. Ask yourself: Do the articles on this list help you to wake up every day with enthusiasm to live your best life? What do you list allows you to feel more passionate about your intentions and / or resolutions? Think about the power of Yes in your life:
- Are you aware and aware of your options?
- Do you say more than yes? Because?
- What does it mean for you to say yes?
- What do you say yes? Make a personal list of yourself.
This year, my self-list contains yoga, meditation, travel, writing, tribe, self-care, kindness, and disconnect.
When you decide, you are clear about what you are saying, so everyone is there to support you. As it is written The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, “When you want something, the whole universe conspires to help you get it.”
Lastly, don’t forget to post copies of your to-do list where you can view and view it every day. You can even take a picture of it and put it as a screen saver. Review the power of the yes and your personal list when you make a diary. Use these rituals to affirm and help manifest what you want most in your life so that you can love yourself more, love your day, and love your life!
Silvia Mordini is a writer and happiness coach. For 20 years, his expert passion has inspired people to connect with his joyful potential. Born in Ecuador, proud of her Italian heritage, Silvia soon developed a sense of global citizenship. As a young adult, she was hit by a car, a life-changing accident that led her to discover the “alchemy” of yoga to heal and transform. Silvia, a serial “yoga entrepreneur,” has owned two yoga studios, founded the international teacher training school Alchemy of Yoga and Alchemy Tours where she directs retreats around the world. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.