How…can you expect the unexpected, today?

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Weekly Question: How… can you expect the unexpected, today?

Weekly Intention: Eager

Sunday, 10/19/2014 – Saturday, 10/25/2014


Be eager and excited, today! 

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“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.”
- Oscar Wilde


Notes/Thoughts

This week’s question is “How… can you expect the unexpected, today?”

So, let’s start by defining, ‘expect the unexpected…’

expect
/ikˈspekt/
verb

1. Anticipate, believe, look forward to (the)…

unexpected
/ˌənəkˈspektəd/
adjective

1. Surprising and unknown!

The Surprising and unknown is often interpreted as “good” or “bad.” If you think something is “good,” for instance, celebrate! If you think something is “bad,” ask yourself, “What good can come from it?”


Remember to feel…

See this blog post:
How do you feel, today?
Weekly Intention: Wellness
Click here: wp.me/p3MYzK-18S

Let’s continue by defining ‘eager…’


eager
/ˈēɡər/
adjective

1. Anticipating with great enthusiasm!


Read this Article:
“A Beautiful Method to Find Peace of Mind”
Click here: A Beautiful Method to Find Peace of Mind

“The glass is already broken…”


Ask yourself, “How can I expect the unexpected, today?”
Then live from the question and see what unfolds…


Weekly Notes:

“Expecting the unexpected” was meant to be purely positive, initially; i.e. “How can you expect the unexpected miracles…?”  However, it has evolved into something more. It also means being positive, strong and discerning when something (perceived as) “bad” happens, as well; i.e reminding yourself, “the glass is already broken.” Ultimately, it’s about being really grateful, right now, for the “good” things, the good times and the good feelings, because “bad stuff” is inevitable. Sh*t always happens, eventually. Roll with it, baby, it may turn into something good!

Other Notes:

If something “angers” you, it surprises you, in the moment. 

If something “annoys” you, it surprises you, in the moment. 

Both are “unexpected.”

And because both are unexpected, they are perfect for this exercise.


The Exercise: Create a List of Things that Annoy You

Things that Anger and Annoy (You):

  • He/She is condescending.
  • He/She is insulting.
  • He/She is judgmental.
  • He/She is fake.
  • He/She is conditional.
  • He/She is opinionated.
  • He/She is disappointed ~ in me.
  • He/She has acute anxiety.
  • He/She doesn’t like my choices.
  • He/She doesn’t approve of my life.
  • He/She wants me to change.
  • He/She cares more about other people’s perceptions…

You have a “feeling” attached to these things – on the list, for instance, a feeling of “anger or annoyance.” And because you have a “feeling,” these things on the list are considered “unexpected.” 

If you create a list, and something “unexpected” happens, which is on the list, then you can simply say,“I expected it.”


People think and act in a particular way, for a particular reason, usually unbeknownst to you.

It is important for you ~ to simply be true to yourself, irregardless of people’s (real or imagined) opinions, beliefs, attitudes, or behaviors.


EVERYDAY…


Play… The Happy & Successful Game!

Rules: 

If you notice you’re in the moment, you’re present, you’re paying attention to every detail, savoring the moment, you win. You are a success!

If you notice you’re not in the moment, you’re not present, you’re not paying attention to every detail, not savoring the moment, you loose. 

The End. 

*Ya gotta do somethin’ to play!


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*Articles, books and videos on “peace, healing, being present, expressing yourself, following your dreams, treating yourself, creating your life, enjoying the moment, simplifying your life, getting unstuck, moving forward, having fun, forgiving, pushing yourself, feeling your feelings, following your heart, loving yourself, having a positive body image, laughing, finding flow, being different, possibility, trusting people, grounding yourself, letting go, happiness, finding your calling, creating peace of mind, setting an intention, etc.” Enjoy!


Imagine what could happened if we all focused on the intention this week!


Remember, everyone is on their own path at their own pace, and we all have the same value.


Please practice yoga safely, and pause or stop when you need to pause or stop.  Listen to your body! Also, please consult a doctor before engaging in the practice of yoga. The Yoga Book blog, it’s affiliates, etc. do not take any responsibility for injuries, actions etc. which may occur as a result of doing yoga, focusing on the question/intention, or doing “Today’s Class.” Also, The Yoga Book blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional help. It is simply information based on experience and some research. Remember, you are making your own choices ~ following your own path, your own heart. ‘Tis up to you, what you do, and your sole responsibility. It is also your responsibility, please, to seek the professional help you may need in dealing with the issues that may arise in your life.

…And we all need a little help, sometimes :)


The Yoga Book

*The Yoga Book itself is a personal journal for your insights and inspirations, after a yoga class! It can also help you determine which style of yoga, yoga class, or instructor is right for you. 

“The idea for The Yoga Book came to me in a yoga class! I saw it clearly in my mind and I needed somewhere to write it down. Also, I had recently met with a Indian medical doctor, who had said “Different styles of yoga effect people differently, so it is important to know which ‘style of yoga’ is right for you.” So, I decided to create a book, where people could journal about their experiences in a yoga class, write about the different postures – how they felt, get inspired, and write about their insights… Sometimes I would come to class with a problem, any problem, and leave with a solution! And when I did, I’d write it down somewhere, so I decided to create The Yoga Book.” 

- Creator of The Yoga Book

*It has 100 pages for notes, and on each page it has an inspirational quote, a space for the date, class, and instructor’s name, and it will be available on Amazon.com very soon!

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