As I drove my youngest home from another sports practice my mind wandered with thoughts of to-do lists, meal plans, and weekly schedules. I was not in the present moment as my mind raced with a million things to do. In fact, I have no idea what knocked me out of my stunned stupor as I checked my blind spot before changing lanes into busy traffic.
It was within seconds that I almost took out an ill-prepared cyclist on a dark busy city street. I gasped as my heart sunk into my stomach. I watched him speed off haphazardly through the traffic without a care in the world. I don’t even think he realized that I almost caused serious damage to his well-being.
It is times like this that I hate to admit that the smallest choices we make sometimes do have an impact on our future. The cyclist was a jostling reminder for me that sometimes we just need to be attentive, focus on the present, and always trust our instincts.
Life is a juggling act and sometimes we just have to let a couple of balls go to be aware of our surroundings. It is with time the lists and the schedules will get done! Sometimes we just need to focus on the present to ensure we do not miss the important details that are sitting right in front of us.
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga