When I think about what I want to share with you, what feels the most authentic is living a simple lifestyle. Also, with all of the information out there, sometimes I feel overwhelmed and I'm sure I'm not alone in that, so when I add more to this blog, I promise it will be short and to the point!
Being a Simple Yogi brings the most meaning for me and as I think about what this means, the first question that comes to mind is 'What is a Yogi?' Is it physically practicing yoga? Not really, no. I think what makes you a Yogi is to "practice" what you preach and from personal experience let me tell you, it is not easy!
One of the biggest things I preach is Ahimsa - Nonharming in thoughts, words and actions. I struggle with negative thoughts about myself and others, but because I make it a practice to do this less, I am very aware when those negative thoughts enter. Most of the time I catch it and choose not to speak because even though I've hurt myself with these thoughts, I don't want to hurt others and I have control over that. Here's the kicker - After years of practice, I have lessened these negative thoughts, heck I've lessened all of my thoughts :) but even though they aren't completely gone, I experience less suffering and more quality conversations.
SO with the definition of Yogi, my 1st question to you is - What do you preach? My 2nd question is then - Do you practice it? Consider this as you move throughout your day and maybe you'll make different choices, change your thoughts and be happier!