Start now!

I am having a rare bit of unscheduled, solitary time in Chicago which has allowed me to spend a lot of time walking (of course) and to contemplate what to write.  One theme which I have revisited again and again this summer is the idea that in each moment, in each day, we have an opportunity for a new start  This was the idea behind the poem I wrote in May, shared last week!  I know that so many people have pithy quotes about this, and that it is hard to practice, but it is a truth.  Any morning when you wake up you can make the choice to stay the course or to make a change.  

Some of the shifts that you might be called to make might be simple.  Maybe you are in a food rut, or you need to get outside more, perhaps do a tech fast, clear out a room.  Of course, there are many changes that might be difficult to make - perhaps you need to change your career or your partner or even where you live - but right now, you can make the choice to take some baby steps in that direction.  Perhaps in your spare time, you search the internet for new jobs, run through a career evaluation website or meditate and journal about moving forward.  If you discern a longing or an emptiness in your life, maybe you need to take a longer pause such as a weekend or longer trip so that you can take the time to listen to the divine and your inner wisdom to chart  a course.  

Every day, I am reminded how precious life is - we are only given so many years, so many moments.  If you feel dissatisfied with how yours is going, start today - make at least a small shift in the direction you would like to go.

Copyright 2018 Nancy C Murray

Nancy C Murray is a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, Reiki master and spiritual leader.  She leads public and private yoga classes and healing sessions and also retreats and transformational journeys.