TTC/April/2012 - Appreciate the Arrangement

When our body isn't functioning properly, all we want is to just heal. Let's say you've got a really bad cold and you're having difficulty breathing. Your mind is consumed with thoughts of getting better. You're thinking, 'I can't wait to be able to breath again!'

And then one day you wake up and realize that the congestion has gone away and you can take a full, deep breath for the first time in a week. You're so happy and thankful. You appreciate having a clear nose and a clear head. The relief fills you with an immense sense of joy. 

Why can't we be this grateful all the time? 

"Appreciate the arrangement," our teacher tells us as we lay in shavasana observing each part of our body after our asana practice. 

When's the last time you stopped to give thanks for this perfect arrangement that is capable of so much? The human body is a miraculous thing, but we seldom take the time to be grateful for it until something goes wrong. Maybe you've heard the saying, "You don't know what you've got til it's gone." Don't wait until you're sick or injured. Take time to give thanks for your body every day just because. 

Extend this attitude of gratefulness to all areas of your life and take time to appreciate each day just because you have the opportunity to experience it.

Appreciate your body. Appreciate your life. Appreciate your experiences. Appreciate this moment. Appreciate the arrangement.

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