Peace and joy happen neither in the quietness of the forest nor out of the accomplishments of the marketplace, but only from within ~ Sadguru
Today’s yoga practice was a 20 minute video, Yoga Stretches for Back Pain, Sciatica and Neck Pain by Jen Hilman – and I even ended up sleeping in 15 minutes later than normal, and was able to do the 20 minute video! (initially I was just going to do a 12 minute one, but didn’t feel up to doing Pigeon pose which I saw on the front image of the video!
Today’s Daily Calm (which I did at about 2:30am when I woke up in the middle of the night because I was too warm (and uncomfortable) despite sleeping downstairs in the living room where it was cooler!), was entitled Inner Work, and talked about how it’s important not just to focus on everything going on outside of you in your life, but also what’s going on INSIDE of you! Which is why meditation practice is so great because it allows you some space to focus on your inner world instead of your outer world, and most of us ignore or don’t pay attention to what goes on inside us! and it IS work, we have work to do inside – just like we have work to do outside, in our relationships, our workplaces, our lives in general – we can’t ignore those areas of our lives and neither should we ignore the inner areas of our lives either, even if sometimes they’re more difficult, and foreign and subtle to deal with!