I’ve been trying to adjust back to my reality. It’s hard work!Only a week since I crash landed back home.Are old patterns creeping back in?
I bike most days, and on my route home, I sail through a village, passing this one store in particular. I never fail to notice it. It’s called Fineline Furniture, but everyday without fail when I fly by, I read it as Feline Furniture. EVERY FREAKIN TIME!!I’m like; No Ruth! You did it again. Haha, I smirk and resolve that I will see its real name the next day. Does it happen? Nope! Is the universe telling me I am destined to be a crazy cat lady?
It got me thinking, how many other situations do I do that in…only see my version, keep missing the message? The mind is such a powerful thing, habit/thought patterns can be stubborn to shift. I’m talking about ones that don’t serve you, or get in the way of a more positive outlook of yourself. It is hard to let go of a way of viewing yourself or certain situations. The old way is so comfortable, and the highway onto it, so fast, being near impossible to pump the brakes, take a breath, look and listen, so easily lost, returning back to a place you don’t want to be.
One of the most valuable things I have learned through my yoga practice is to notice. Stop and notice how you actually feel, give yourself a moment. Once you have the ability to stop and notice, recognise a behaviour or pattern, it starts to lose power over you. Noticing means you can change or do something positive about it, you are aware. Before I started this blog I would notice, but I would feel negatively toward it. Now I am learning to love and accept myself bit by bit, I’m starting to notice with a smile and a little warm inner hug. I’ve found some lightness to the technique and it’s a little less daunting to tackle or make decisions on.
How can you start noticing? I recently read ‘Seven Brief Lessons on Physics’ by Carlo Rovelli. ‘Electrons only exist if they are interacting with something else.’ I thought this was so interesting. If u apply it to us as a whole, I think the more we interact with each other the more energy we create, we are more vibrant. Taking from my recent trip, go out and meet people, connect and interact, you will start to notice more, see new perspectives and get you outside that inner dialogue. Energy attracts energy, go forth and mingle with your people, engage in the new, be curious and notice, have fun doing it too.