UnlimitedPosted: November 18, 2011
You are unlimited.
~ Today’s Yogi Tea bag wisdom
It is a splendiferous day here in the Bogs. Brilliant sunshine and a deep blue sky overhead. There is a crisp, almost biting, wind that requires you to bundle up, hat and gloves included. The temperature is in the lower 40s, and the air smells fresh and clean and cold with hints of winter.
This is good hiking weather. Quite invigorating. Must be good hunting weather, too. I heard a lot of gun shots today.
We have had a few visitors in and around the pond on this sunny day. A kingfisher has been flitting back and forth at the back of the pond. Eight mallards (4 pairs) have been swimming around. A great blue heron stopped by for lunch, and a red-tailed hawk sat high up in one of the old maple trees looking for a meal of his own.
When I made a cup of Yogi Tea today and first read the tag, I thought, “That’s true.” It was one of those unfiltered thoughts, the kind that just pops up and you wonder where it came from and that leads to some backpedaling thoughts such as, “Unlimited? Really?”
It’s true, though. I am, we are, unlimited. I don’t know about you but… I put a lot of energy into limiting myself. While out walking today I pondered the idea: I am unlimited.
I think I sometimes box myself in with my goals. Set limits rather than act from a place of, or knowledge of, unlimited potential and possibilities. I’m not judging. Just observing. This is how it is at times.
Any life truly lived is a risky business, and if one puts up too many fences against the risks one ends by shutting out life itself.
~ Kenneth S. Davis
I have had some liberating thoughts today. It must be all of that clean, crisp, cold air blowing out some of those self-imposed limitations. Or it could be the daily yoga practice having an effect.
What stops people from trying new things and taking new risks? They keep doing the same thing over and over, expecting that they will get different results. Their ideas and habits keep them in the same restricted path, like the polar bear at the zoo who was tethered when first placed in his enclosure, since it wasn’t finished and there was the danger he might escape. After the enclosure was completed, he was freed of the tether, but he continued to pace in the same restricted area. Similarly, we sometimes do ineffective things over and over again, and view things the same way over and over again, and therefore stay stuck where we don’t want to be (and don’t have to be, I might add).
~ Bill O’Hanlon
That’s it for my ramblings from the Bogs for today. Thanks for dropping by on this beautiful, blue-sky day, and pondering the unlimited with me. 🙂