Life in Ericeira is passing on. Days are filled with things everyday. When i’m not on duty at the Lapoint camp i spend my free time in the water. Surf always goes first and when i’m not in the water i go to the skatepark. My yoga practice is as important as always. When i say practice many think of yoga poses. I do that too as much as time and space allows but i also reflect about myself and life a lot. I practice Niyama, selfstudy/discipline (one of the eight limbs of yoga). I try to meditate little every day to be grounded and have a soft mind. It’s not easy but that’s why it is called practice.
One thing that i practice and teach is to go beyond all our doings and enter the space in between. We are constantly thinking, planing and doing things, living in the future or the past. We are not so often in the present moment. When i sit down and close my eyes take a deep breath or when i’m in the water surfing, then i’m in the present. But when i’m surfing i’m still doing something. It’s more challenging to just stop and sit or lay down and do nothing. Just letting myself be and ask ”how are you doing Maddie? How does your body feel?” Sometimes i don’t even have to ask, it comes by it self.
In this time and space i let unhealed emotions from the past take space. I reflect in an objective way and see what I can learn from it. I let worries of the future just be and find calm in the unknown. Yes, Find Calm In The Unknown have become a mantra for me. It helps when you have many unanswered questions. Believe me i have many questions that i still haven’t got answer to and might never get. Just let it be…We can’t control life nor take responsibility of how other people behave or act but we can take responsibility of our own life and actions. Go deeper within and learn about ourselves and our behaviors. Go beyond… No judgement and do something that put a smile on your face. Now it’s time for me to grab my board and enter the water!!! Talk soon! <3