Today, my mind would tell you I feel so unmotivated and bothered by this. But why? What expectations did I have for my day? And who put them there? I heard a guy call into a radio station today and his message was about just living life as it is. He said don't worry about the viruses the media says are coming and go back to the cupcake store where you only window shopped and buy twelve. I like that idea.
Lack of motivation means not having a desire or will to pursue a goal or something of the kind, but I do have a desire today so maybe lack of motivation isn't the correct terminology. I have the desire to lay around and watch meaningless TV and eat whatever I feel like eating in that very moment. I have the desire to not do much of anything today and so maybe, just maybe, I am actually more attuned to my inner voices and am very very present.
People have such high expectations of what they "should" get done. If motivation means a driving force to get something accomplished and I had no expectations to get anything done (!), then, what's the problem?
Zig Ziglar wrote, "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing- that's why we recommend it daily."
Each day is different and new. And I think we should sometimes spend a day sitting around. The funny thing is I did do 3 loads of laundry and went to Costco and then grocery shopping and I bought a fish "tank" for the fish my daughter won last week at a carnival and cleaned it all out and put the filter and air pump together and, speaking of fish, I bought my daughter fish net tights for her House of Blues gig on Friday and typed up my yoga theme and made dinner before I left and, so why...... do I feel I mostly did nothing?
So many people are stressed out because their day did not meet their expectations. So, sometimes don't set any! My intention when I got up this morning was that today was going to be a good day. That was it. And it was.
"Sit back and relax and let the world take you where it thinks you belong." Unknown
Sitting around is not the same as a lack of motivation; we all know what that feels like. I saw this cartoon that said something like we all need a little motivation and it showed a stick figure running with a giant dinosaur running behind him. We need that kick, that jolt, sometimes. But hearing your spirit say slow down, meander, be a vagabond on your path today is the same as relaxing in an ocean versus trying to fight and grab onto the waves that are...not "grabbable." Neither is life.
Here's where your yoga comes in:
"Two men meet on the street.
One asks the other: "Hi, how are you?"
The other one replies: "I'm fine, thanks."
"And how's your son? Is he still unemployed?"
"Yes, he is. But he is meditating now."
"Meditating? What's that?"
"I don't know. But it's better than sitting around and doing nothing!""
Or the yoga cartoon that captions, "Don't just do something -- Sit there!"
How in tune are you with you?
From hellopoetry.com by Kopter Zero:
"Falling or floating;
If you didn't feel the air rushing,
If you could breathe all the time,
Would you know the difference ?"
Well, would you?
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