I’ll come right out and say it: my life has been just peachy lately. I am working an awesome job, I’m exercising regularly, eating well, I have a great guy to keep me company, and I’m even keeping my room clean and making my bed every morning. I also have a weekly rotation of nonstop Food Network shows to occupy my mind, which has been tasty. I’m feeling generally well-rounded and positive, which is just fantastic. But if there’s one thing I know, it’s that there is always room for improvement.
I know that my biggest obstacle is my mind; whether it’s self-consciousness, fear, or skepticism, I get in my own way and it often holds me back. People have told me that meditation would help me master control over my wandering mind, but I haven’t taken the steps to really try it out. I have been trying to alternate my exercise routine between running and yoga lately, and it has helped with my sanity a lot.
Can I just say that my yoga studio is the bomb? It’s located in this refurbished old building, and while it’s just a tiny little place with no mirrors, it’s just the happiest, most peaceful place I can imagine. Anyway, they have this monthly chart program called Order of the Koshare Bodhisattva (or OKB), and you essentially chart the amount of kindness and love you are projecting toward all things. The chart is extremely involved; you have to stay on top of it and record a ton. You get points for meditating, exercising, researching, and all kinds of other stuff, and you get points deducted when you eat wheat, sugars, animal by-product, and drive in your car. It looks like a challenge, but I think I’m up for it. I’ll just try it out for June and see how it goes. I can imagine that it’ll impact my habits profoundly if I stick to it and try to improve my score.
Wish me luck! Hopefully I’ll come out of this month a more peaceful person.
If you want to read more about OKB, check it out here.