Day 2: Obedience
When I was filling out the little bio section of my profile yesterday, I wrote that this blog was a practice in Obedience. That may seem an odd word.
About a month ago that word came up in a conversation I was a part of. I don't remember the exact situation I was in. I do rembmer the word obedience came up and I immediately felt my resistance to it. I associated it with having to be good, having to obey other people, so that they wouldn't perceive me as being bad. The word Obedience is not a word that I ever felt joyful or excited about. For me it reeked of other people's expectations and a sense of others looking down their noses at me.
Yet, in this conversation on Obedience I took part in, someone talked about Obedience to our own hearts, to our souls. My whole feeling about that word changed from that moment on. I know when I have trusted my heart over my head, I have always made the right decision. I can be in Obedience to my heart because I feel and I know it is leading me where I long to go.
Now, I can become joyful and excited about Obedience. I'm not in Obedience to others, I am in Obedience to myself and that is empowering.
And so this blog is a practice in Obedience. It is a practice to empower myself. I also realized today that this writing practice is an extension of my kundalini yoga practice. I plan on doing this writing practice everyday following my kundalini yoga and meditation practice. As of today, I have practiced kundalini yoga eighteen days in a row. I don't believe this writing practice would have emerged without me first laying that little bit of foundation.
Here's to my Obedience to my Heart and my deepest Truth and Desires. And so it is.
That is 28 minutes and 42 seconds and I feel complete. it is 8:40 p.m. on the west coast.