My “whisper” today is a little different. It comes with more than one picture.
My inquiry started with what Salvador Dali speaks about:
“There are some days when I think I’m going to die of an overdose of satisfaction.”
Sounds fantastic, right? I have a magnet with that quote by my desk. So I won’t forget😉… to look for this feeling. I have been staring at it. Wanting it. Craving it… an overdose of satisfaction? When will that day arrive? I noticed with a bit of sadness that it might not be soon.
I carry at my core a deep joy and resilience. Part of it was given to me by my parents, part of it is daily practice.
I need it. I know how pain feels; in my soul and in my body. Big pain. I have grown my surrender muscle and I grow happiness…plus…
I am a fan of tiny.
This picture my friend Val shared with me reminded me of how much I have learned to cherish everything tiny: tiny steps, tiny moments, tiny pleasures, tiny tastes of food I cook, tiny big hugs from my 🌳s, Sarina’s smile and the smile a stranger shared with me today. And not to forget the deep love I feel for my work on my 🏝Tiny Islands.
With this in mind, I looked at the quote again. Dali speaks of days of this nirvana. I got stuck on days. Thinking: I don’t have days of this… But I stopped, took a breath and flipped the switch! I don’t want to dwell on what I don’t have.
“From now on I’m creating a chain of tiny,” I told myself. Satisfaction here I come!
On my hike yesterday I looked around:
And now I could fill this letter to the brim with an overdose of tiny, but instead, I hope I inspire you to embrace all that’s tiny in your life and let it satisfy you!
🏝 Tiny Island
- Look around
- what do you spot that brings you joy?
- Look at it. Let it mesmerize you.
- Breathe in and out – three deep breath now.
- Carry your tiny to what you do next.
- It’s gratefulness we need to practice.
And at last a picture where I felt in my zone… a big dose of satisfaction…Dancing does this!
💗Hugs and love coming your way,
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Manuela Rohr is a writer and Yoga teacher/therapist BDY/EYU, C-IAYT. With roots in Germany she now lives with her husband and daughter in Santa Rosa, CA. She is the mother of a micro preemie girl and shares her healing journey in her blogs and teachings. She shares her transformational Yoga and Mindfulness lessons in workshops and private sessions.