Monday, October 4, 2010

Big Dreams and Gratitude


I have some pretty big dreams, goals and things that I want out of my life.
These goals include (but are certainly not limited to):
*building and growing "Art Asana"
* becoming an Anusara-Inspired yoga teacher
*moving back west (for a little while at least)
*living for a year somewhere in Europe
*traveling to India again (I do after all, have to cut off my dredlock...have I told that story? Hmmm..I will..)
*(someday) having kids and building a home with my husband

For me, part of looking forward to the future and staying steady on the path to get there, is remembering the beauty and wonder that is right in front of me now and appreciating all that I have in the present moment. 

So, today I am grateful for:

*Autumn arriving in rain and a coolness that invites me to wear a sweater and drink Tulsi tea

*colorful zinnias and my blue chairs to brighten up the grey day

*Walks on the beach with my dog (which we do again, now that it's fall! It's not allowed in the summer)

*people who believe in me even when I don't believe in myself

*wonderful teachers, mentors, and friends

*good books (currently these include: Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith, Coaching the Artist Within by Eric Maisel and Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende)

*yoga students who tell me my class made a difference in their day!

*impending adventures (more on this tomorrow!)

For all this and so much more, I offer my deepest gratitude.



Leaves and Feathers said...

Beautiful post, being mindful of and grateful for the present is something I remind myself to do every day. It is so easy for my mind to race into the future as well. Slowness helps, and your dreams are beautiful.

Kristen said...

Those flowers and the words underneath are beautiful! Taking our dog on walks on the beach is one the big joys in my life - so glad you get to start doing that in the fall again! :)


Lis said...

I love your list! And yes, you do need to share the story of your one little dredlock!

I love the picture of the ship at sea ... it does seem like you are at the beginning of some wonderful voyages :)

xo Lis

Neesha said...

Thanks Eliza, for creating such beauty, and for including my blog on your list!


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