You will never have more time after you “just get through this week”
*I have gone months when I say this every week
You aren’t going to yoga class because you don’t have time
*You have time, you are using it for other things
Those expensive pants you bought on sale, will still be too small next year
*No matter how discounted something is, if it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t fit. If you don’t wear them they cost too much no matter what
Gluten-free, organic, soy-free or dairy-free are not synonyms for good for you
*A bag of potato chips can be all these things, but if you eat the whole bag, you will probably regret it
There is no reason you cannot meditate
*It is OK not to want to, but don’t pretend you can’t
That person’s life is easier than mine because.
*This is never true, every single one of us experiences challenges, you just don’t know about theirs
Every day, I hear myself and the people around me hinging happiness on the future or creating a reason to not engage the present. If you want to develop a meditation practice, then sit down. If you want to have yoga in your life, then go to class. If you want to be happy, you have to understand what that means when you say it.
Fundamentally happiness is being loving and realistic about what you need and how you spend your time. You have to look at your habits and patterns with generosity, kindness and most importantly honesty.
There is no future happiness, it is a choice for right now, and you are the only one who can make that choice.