Feeling very grateful that one of my most joyful decisions this holiday was who makes a better unicorn. What do you think?
While walking my dog last week I had an epiphany.
The walk was no different from any another. We went to the park so Brooklyn could do his business and business was exactly what he did. I grabbed a doggie bag and proceeded to pick it up and throw it out, avoiding the smell as I did so.
It’s then that my big “aha!” moment struck: walking the dog is just like walking through life. I’ll be walking along, enjoying such things as the view, the air and the breeze…and then it happens - shit that is.
The shit will always sit there and stink - it’s guaranteed. If I don’t pick it up, I’ll see it day and day again. It’ll literally be in my way tainting the previous view, air and breeze that I was enjoying. It’ll just sit there… and stink. And sometimes, I even step in it. I don’t know about you, but I’m so not into life stinking.
And so, I have to deal with shit. I need to interact with it, pick it up and throw it out to move it out. At times it requires taking a deep breath and jaw clenching strength.
Straight up, shit stinks and it happens all the time. If I let it sit untouched, it affects me and well, everyone else walking in ‘my park.’ So instead I choose to deal with it and move it out of my way. It’s not my favourite thing when I have to dig for it, but I still do because once it’s dealt with, life’s 'park’ is so much nicer.
What’s stinking up your life?
The best bolster out there, filled with sweetness.
When I wake up to practice, it starts out something like this:
Then Brooklyn, my 12 year old dog, gets really into the idea of me being close to the floor with him. He starts to get closer:
And more curious:
Then he wants to hang out close by:
And gets involved by acting as a bolster for some poses:
He fills my practice with sweetness.