Monday, December 28, 2009
My Inner Cat
We've had an amazingly relaxing holiday here at the Lilypad. We've spent a lot of our time watching Toby and Lilly romp and roll through the wrapping paper and emptied boxes. Every morning starts with them racing through the room as we sit on the couch laughing and clapping and sipping espresso. The photo above is typical right now -- the cat a mere blur of happy abandon.
As we start this week that will end with the beginning of the New Year, I watch the cats and think a lot about my word for 2010, Embody.
Cats are fur-covered packages of Action. They don't contemplate the right or wrong of somersaulting over that new feathered toy. They don't procrastinate chasing their new sister cat, thinking maybe there is a better time to do so.
For me, then, much of my word of the year exploration will be about not questioning my desires or dreams but instead moving forward as the impulse moves me.
In two weeks, for example, I am going to start two eight week ballroom dancing classes (rumba and salsa!). I would normally wonder "Why" I am doing this. I would question what would "come of it."
I feel my brain trying to generate resistance to something that has called to me for many years.
I feel my brain coming up with all sorts of reasons not to.
But my Body yells "YES!"
And my Body is smart like a Cat.
What does your Body desire or need? What holds you back?