Stay in the Moment (an indefinite series)

One of the concepts I am repeatedly working on is staying in the moment. It’s something we all get the benefit of working on in our practice. For me, it’s about learning to accept my body and where it is at that moment in time during class. But of course staying in the moment applies outside the room too, and the other day the Universe smacked upside the head with a reminder.

You are welcome!

You are welcome!

Not too long ago, I received a box from Stitch Fix in the mail (note that this is not a sponsored post. I buy all my own Stitch Fix stuff). The idea behind Stitch Fix is that you pay 20.00 to have a personal stylist pick out clothing and accessories for you. These get shipped to you and you decide what you want to buy. Since the 20.00 counts towards buying an item how could I not try this?

When I signed up I explicitly said that I did not want any skinny jeans sent to me. I have enough. I did ask for a pair of boyfriend jeans . Well, my first order showed up with a pair of boyfriend jeans that didn’t fit well so back they went. Then, my second order arrived. In it was a note from my stylist saying they didn’t have any boyfriend jeans so she had included a pair of skinny jeans.

What? Did she not read my note that said no skinny jeans ever. Do not send skinny jeans!

Ugh. Those jeans. I knew they wouldn’t fit right. I mean, I usually have to size up in skinny jeans and these jeans were not sized up. And they were black. I am bound to not look right in a pair of black skinny jeans. Basically, I threw a little tantrum in my kitchen about those stupid jeans.

Now, what I could have done was acknowledged my jeans and then gone and tried them on – you know, skipped the part where I decided that those were awful jeans that would not fit before I ever tried them on. But of course that’s not what I did. I couldn’t just stay in the moment. I had to go out about 1000 moments into the future and invent a piece of fiction.

Best jeans ever.

Best jeans ever.

Basically, I wasted my time by having that fit. Not only did those jeans fit me perfectly, but they looked fabulous. Of course they did. Thanks Universe (no seriously…thanks for the amazing jeans!!!!). As soon as I tried them on and feel in love with them I immediately realized what I had done – that I had spent all this time operating out of the immediate moment at hand. I realized how much wasted time and energy I had invested into imagining my hatred for these jeans (which, seriously, are now my favorite jeans).

It was a reminder that I need to continue to work on staying in the moment and not let my monkey brain wander off into the deep dark forests of Imagination Land. Class will, of course, continue to help with this. At the very least it was an improvement that I could recognize what was happening. So I am feeling pretty darn good about that.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LeighAHall (@LeighAHall)
    Jun 18, 2014 @ 13:25:30

    New clothes from @stitchfix and a lesson to stay in the moment: http://t.co/Ugm3tORXs7 #yogaholicsmag

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  2. LeighAHall (@LeighAHall)
    Aug 16, 2014 @ 19:27:40

    Stay in the Moment (an… http://t.co/Ugm3tORXs7 #bikramyoga #yogaholicsmag

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