This week we’re headed “back to basics” as the theme for this week. Often times we make the simple so complex, that we get stuck in this web of chaos. We forget to see how it never truly started out at the level of complexity that it ended.
I often hear many people say that they want to nail advanced yoga poses, but never want to show up to do the foundational poses or even try a class. Or, I hear others want to make gourmet entrees, but have no idea how to cut an onion. There is a reason behind all the “basics.”
The foundation of the simple basics is crucial for creating what seems to appear as more complex work. In actuality it is a layering of simple tasks upon one another, time after time that creates the end result. It is the continuation of showing up and giving it another try, even if that end goal seems so far away.
So how are you making your goal or even your life, more complex than the simplicity that it wants and yearns to be? How often are you forcing and pushing, rather than showing up and being? How often are you grasping for the next big thing, versus being appreciative for what’s in front of you?
We rush and we want the end product now, without being patient along the ride. We forget about all that we have presently, because the future steals it’s spotlight away.
Bring yourself back to the basics. The simplistic view of what life is supposed to be, where you are actually present enough to slow down, learn, and appreciate. This may be from learning to chop an onion and then applying this technique to the layering of a gourmet dish. Or in the case of yoga, being entirely present with your mind, body, and spirit, and how simply showing up is getting you one step closer to your goal.
The basics teach you the foundation upon that which you will create. Without those foundational basics, your creation will never be all that it is truly meant to be.
Have the best FUEL-filled day ever!
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