Welcome to the second week of February. Each year at this time, folks are prompted by the calendar to celebrate the idea of love. While the sentiment is sweet, it encourages only a day’s worth of emotion to last the other 364 days of the year. This seems rather brief and unremarkable when we think of what cultivates true love- practicing kindness and compassion in the thick and thin of things as well as when all is bright and brilliant.
Last week, at my 6 year-old’s school they read a book to his class in preparation for February 14th called, ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today?’. The main idea of this book is that we all have a bucket that we can either fill with kind thoughts and actions, or empty with unkind thoughts and actions. A person could not only fill or empty their own bucket, but could also fill or empty another person’s bucket. What I appreciate about this book is that it focuses on how we have the opportunity each day to treat ourselves and others with grace, respect and compassion simply by asking, ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’. This mindset is not only a daily question, but also a life-long practice for all ages through the ages.
Our studies in yoga prompt us to ask primarily the same questions in fancier words but when you get to the heart of the matter, it all boils down to the daily work, -to remember to fill the home of your body and brain with actions and words of peace and progress. These messages have the power to travel, resonate, communicate and populate the minds and spirits of others in the most loving way.
We think you’re pretty great. Have a beautiful week.
Your TYC Tribe