Whether in nature or in your internal being, whether you know it or not, the energy is most conducive on June 21 to busting loose, living and living fully.
Most importantly, June 21 is the most auspicious day to break free of routine.
We are creatures of habit. We tend toward the same foods, same music, even, as Elizabeth Gilbert mentions in Eat, Pray, Love, the same masturbatory fantasies.
As Gilbert writes, “As usual, my mind paged through its backlog of erotic files looking
for the right fantasy or memory that would help get the job done fastest. But nothing
was really working tonight—not the firemen, not the pirates, not the pervy-old Bill
Clinton standby scene that usually does the trick, not even the Victorian gentlemen
crowding around me in their drawing room with their task force of nubile young maids.”
Can you relate? A little frustrated with the sameness and routines of life?
Do you need that kick in the butt to change things up a bit?
Trying different music, food, style…is uncomfortable, it stretches you and as a first time
yoga student will attest, stretching can be intensely painful.
But as a wise one said, “Get busy living…or get busy dying.”
Following are 3 suggestions for not waiting another second and mixing it up NOW:
1. Go into Whole Foods and ask a knowledgeable employee for their favorite exotic food…
something completely different that you’ve never tasted before. For instance, the other day
I tried an oyster flavored chocolate from Vosges. WHAT? It was amazing!
2. Go into a music store, book store, or library (there aren’t many left) and ask the person
working there for a GREAT book or album they’d like to recommend. My brother discovers
new music by going into Amoeba Records in LA and blindly asking what’s new and good.
And if you’re looking for a recommendation, check out Wade Morissette’s “Tara.” Mellow,
different, funky, deep.
3. Try some food with your yoga and come to my Yoga for Foodies retreat in Sedona in December.
I’ll leave you with my favorite summer quote of all time, “In the depth of winter, I found within me an invincible summer!”