Yesterday, I talked about looking at the mundane tasks you do every day and seeing if you could find common themes in them. Today we take the next simple step. Look over the goals and key themes you identified yesterday. Then, see if you can identify key groups of people they relate to. Maybe they relate to animals or the land, too. This is fine. But see if you can identify who or what your goals are really aimed at.
Consider for a moment that you have been subconsciously working to support these people and aspects of the environment all along. Your own daily activities have drawn you to care in this way. If you aren’t sure you can identify them, go back and start from the beginning – with yesterday’s post. Perhaps you thought you needed to put major things you work on, only, and today you realize there is significant time you put into maintaining the house, the yard, or going to the park. Add these in, reorganize your list to make it true to who who are and how you really spend your time.
Just enjoy that you have these things and people you care about.
Perhaps you have found out that you are spending a lot of time on things you don’t care about. But, consider for a moment that this may not be true. An example: You spend at least three hours a day cleaning and cooking, but you actually wish you were reading or painting. Still, something in you cares enough to make the decision to clean instead. This relationship is given honor. Perhaps you are cleaning for your family, or for your guests. Consider that something in you actually does put the priority there, and this is a good thing. You can still want to have more time for pursuits that you would enjoy more, but you make a choice every day not to let the dishes pile up… so. There is your clue to the group that you care for.
Yoga Pose of the Day: Standing Half Forward Bend – Ardha Uttanasana
Yogic Concept of the Day: Much of what I do is caring for _____________ (the people, places, things you identified). I can pay attention to how I feel about them.