Dreamsicle Sky

March 19th, 2010

I never really completely understood what yoga teachers meant when they said to make an intention for your class before beginning your class, but since I made “change” my intention and mantra for 2010, eerie things have happened. Not only have some cool opportunities come my way that I would never have dreamt of a year ago, but also I think I’ve changed in subtle ways that helped bring them into my path. It’s not that I’ve deliberately changed the way I act, like when George decided to do the opposite of what he would normally do on Seinfield, but I think I’ve expanded my reach by reaching out to strangers in ways I wouldn’t have before. Simply because the word “change” is always quietly humming in the back of my mind now. I keep coming back to the idea that the plans I make have been too small for my life, because there are some possibilities and dreams that just don’t enter my mind– either because I don’t think I have the skills or credibility to aim so high or because of a failure of imagination. This is the first time I’ve ever chosen a word for the year and actually maintained my commitment to it for more than a couple of weeks, and I’m tentatively amazed at the results. Sweet dreams.

3 Responses to “Dreamsicle Sky”

  1. Jen says:

    This brightened an already surprisingly light day. I often wonder about what our minds are capable of. Or maybe it’s our spirits? All I know is that often, when I concentrate on things, they have a way of somehow appearing in my life. Not in some strange esp kind of way, just the subtle connection between thought and action and happening. I love that.

    On the flip side, I realize that I screw things up when I don’t focus, when there’s no clear direction or plan. Maybe thats what the ‘intention’ is during the yoga class (I’ve always wondered too!- I do Bikram and always think ‘ my intention is not to keel over from the heat- duh!’

    This post feels like a touchstone, Nikki. A short guide to the wide open sky. I love it.

  2. nikki says:

    I know what you mean…during yoga my prayer is always “please help me get through the class” because it’s always hard for me no matter how many times I do it … and I’ve been away from it for awhile and when I start again it will be pure hell.

  3. Mindy Spar says:

    Have I told you how much I love your blog? Well I do. See you in April, I truly hope.

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