This is what I pondered during my morning Yoga:
“Right now, and in every now moment, you are either closing or opening. You are either stressfully waiting for something – more money, security, affection, or you are living from your deep heart, opening to the entire moment, and growing what you most deeply desire to give, without waiting. If you are waiting for anything in order to live and love, without holding back, then you will suffer. Every moment is the most important moment of your life. No future time is better than now to let down your guard and love. Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your posture can shine your heart, or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom. Your every act can open hearts and minds. Opening from the heart to all, you live as a gift to all. ” By David Deida
Wow, I love this. It does always come down to the heart of the matter, doesn’t it? It reminds me of what my Meteorologist husband, Charlie, likes to call, “The Vortex Rule.” You see, when a storm becomes destructive, like a tornado, it not only affects areas directly in its path, but also an area around the immediate path.
It’s clear, The Vortex Rule, is also true for us. When we’re living a hectic and imbalanced life, the resulting unhappiness and stress doesn’t just affect us, it affects those around us. Oftentimes, THOSE WE LOVE THE MOST. How many times has the mood of the whole room changed when you entered it angry? A bad day for you can quickly turn into a bad day for your whole family, your co-workers, or your friends.
So, let’s create a healthy environment in which real JOY is possible both in our home and in our workplace, whether you lead your family, staff, volunteers or all the above. We’re just one beat away from bringing down the room and sucking out the energy from everyone in it. Do a pulse check and remember it’s the spirit of your heart that matters to you and the others around you.