Wednesday, January 17, 2007

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT

"Om"
From Ann Pizer,
Your Guide to Yoga.

"Definition: Om is a very simple chant with a complex meaning. Often chanted three times at the start and finish of a yoga session, om is the whole universe coalesed into a single sound and represents the union of mind, body, and spirit that is at the heart of yoga. When chanted, the sound of om is actually three syllables - a, u, and m.
Pronunciation: aaaaauuuuummmmm"

Working on my meditation envy over here. I'm over it. Judgment? Not useful.

Union of mind, body and spirit. LOVE that. We really are three legged stools. When one of our legs is cut short, or missing altogether, the stool can't support a darn thing!

I know people who have such a strong mind "leg", or spirit "leg" or body "leg", but so few with all three in equal proportions.

There have been times in my life when one leg is stronger than the others, and that strong leg moves around. Now, the goal is to get them all strong, doing their part, working together. Union.

But not until this effing snow melts and these kids get back to school. Today the plan for the body is cinnamon rolls, the mind? Sudoku puzzles. The spirit? Gratitude the forecast calls for a warming trend...

3 comments:

kario said...

OMG! I am so with you! Wish my girls would let me alone long enough to do a Sudoku puzzle! Snow days are not my friend. I'm breathing, I'm breathing

Michelle O'Neil said...

Love the three legged stool analogy.

What's a Sudoku pussle?

Hang in there Carrie!

P.S. May I have a cinnamon bun? Please?

Terry Whitaker said...

great post--I got a lot out of this.