Part of living my Yogic life is actively incorporating the Yamas & Niyamas into my day. Some days I do this with ease...some days, not so much....this particular day a friend of mine called me to tell me all about a wonderful success she had had in her career. Although I was quick to congratulate her & listened intently as she told me the story of her day, I was happy that the conversation was taking place over the phone since the frown on my face would have clearly indicated my displeasure.
My first thought...why was she having such great success? Why hadn't something similar happened for me? Oh how very quickly my contentment had flown out the window...snap of the fingers & it was gone. I had allowed my pettiness to put a road block up on my path & that road block was high enough to obscure my view of all the abundance I have in my life. I wasn't able to see all that I had at that very moment.
Although I later called my friend & honestly offered her the kudos she deserved, this experience reminded me that what I have & what I am experiencing at this very moment is all I need to be content...
Santosha, you complete me!
Namaste my friends