Eve Annunziato

FROM THE HEART November 7, 2008

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.

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10 Responses to “FROM THE HEART”

  1. Great post, Eve. You’ve taught me a lot about living in the moment and enjoying what’s in front of you. The world around us doesn’t care whether we like it or not – it’s indifferent. It’s up to us to enjoy each moment. If we wait until it’s perfect, it will pass us right by. Don’t wait for perfect; all you need is now. I certainly enjoy each moment with you…

  2. Wow…. I love that… “The Vortex Rule”… I’m going to use it!!

    Aww…..Charlie is so sweet to you!!! 🙂

  3. jessica Says:

    Thanks for the great post. I wish I would have read it last night…when I was in a bad mood!!! I think I need to take up yoga!!

  4. Charlie – you’re sweet!

    Debbie and Melissa – love your comments!!

    Jessica – Yoga relaxes my mind!! Try it – you’ll love it!

  5. Jessica Says:

    aw Eve I love your Blog! THank you! 🙂

  6. Tracy Says:

    You are so precious! That yoga’s good for a lot more that stretching!…love the line “your words can inspire freedom”
    love and miss you!!

  7. Jenn Says:

    I love this! It is so true…I have lived it too! Just because my calendar is detailed and looks like I have everything together, there are times when I am really floundering…and those are times my family is coming apart at the seams! Great reminder!

  8. Thanks, Jess, I love your blog, too!!

    Tracy, that is also my favorite line. So much truth in the fact that our words can indeed inspire freedom!

    Jenn, I can relate. The family and I had unscripted, unscheduled time for the past few days and it has been wonderful! Such a nice break to live in the moment, rather than run around from one thing to the other!!

    Thanks for you comments, guys!

  9. Jenni Catron Says:

    Ok, ok, I hear yah 🙂

    Seriously, I needed to be reminded of this… I think my vortex is pretty big right now.


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