Day 12: Mid-Toss Ahimsa

Via Marylee Fairbanks
on Oct 11, 2011
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It is important to pause mid-toss. Go back and look at your original wish.  What did you want when you began 24 Things?  Has it altered?

We must move through the world with purpose and intention.  No matter what you wish for, take the focus off the self.  This elevates the energy behind your desire and aligns it with the Universal good.

My goal is to have a healthier, stronger, lighter body.  I didn’t say “I want to lose 15 pounds”.  The energy  shouldn’t focus on loss. (Law of Attraction)

The motivations for this goal reside outside of myself.  Yes, I want to feel and look better but I also want to live a long life for my husband and son.  I want to be with them as long as I can.  Taking care of my health, letting go of the extra weight serves us all.

Meditate on what you have let go of thus far.  Does it match up with your goal? Perhaps, its a good time to tweak your wish or even throw it away (could be your day 12 item) and choose again. Refining your aspiration is powerful so be specific.

Another important aspect in getting your wish is devising a plan and sticking to it.  Just wanting something isn’t enough. You need to put things into action and let go of the things that do not serve you.

The Universe doesn’t work on our schedule.  You might not get what you want exactly when you want it but you will get what you need right now.  Nurture that faith.

The most important thing is to practice Ahimsa; Do no harm in word, thought or deed to any living thing.  This includes yourself.  So many of us have that unkind and critical voice in our heads.  There was a time in my life when I would never be so cruel to anyone as I was to myself.  Yoga helped me silence that voice and replace it with one of Ahimsa.

Set your desire free in the spirit of Ahimsa and gratitude and watch what grows.

Are you doing The 24 Things Challenge?  Log on and share you experiences with us or if you have your own blog where you are documenting your 24 Things experience just let me know and I will add you to our official site. Make room for your inspired future

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Other pieces by Marylee:   American MomThe Princess Of Garbage DaySing Out, Clara, and Letter From A Bully.





About Marylee Fairbanks

Marylee Fairbanks is a columnist for Gaiam, elephant journal, My Life Yoga, and, Her essays explore Motherhood and yoga, but mainly focus on her experiences with her young son and the many ways he helps her grow. She is a registered yoga teacher and founder of Chakras Yoga and The 24 Things. She teaches Chakras Balancing workshops and yoga classes. Prior to having her son, she performed in Broadway musicals across the country. Marylee lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son, and dogs. Find her on her website and follow her on twitter.


5 Responses to “Day 12: Mid-Toss Ahimsa”

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    thanks Tanys! I love it too..

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