So far this week, we have looked at the habits that we tend to carry, they types of activities we do with our day, and what groups are the focus of those actions. Perhaps you have discovered that you spend more time and effort with the environment than you thought, or you discovered that you actually seem to place your family at the top of the list. In any case, this awareness of how you actually divvy up your time, shares how you place your effort unconsciously.
Today, I want to suggest that you can begin to consciously apply effort toward caring for others with everything that you do.
As you go about each day this week, see if you can remain aware of how what you are doing is actually in service of those key connections (people, places, and things) you listed earlier this week. All that you do can be a providing of service to others.
For me, this successfully helps me to release tension concerning actions I may be, shall we say, less inclined to enjoy. If I can complete all actions in my day from within a mindset of giving and offering service, then I find I am much more patient, understanding, and joyful, really. They call this way of attending your work “Karma Yoga.” The word karma can be translated most accurately into English in the word “habit.” If you need to establish some new habits which will make your life more broad rather than self-centered or closed off from others, this could be a great week for you!
Today, just try to bring your idea of who you are trying to serve or give to with you as you wash the dishes, do your paperwork, or discuss plans with your co-workers. Perhaps just this simple action will open a new level of meaning for you as you go about your day.
Yoga Pose of the Day: Urdhva Dhanurasana – Upward Bow Pose
Yoga Concept of the Day: Who does this action serve?