Not seeing the light.

Not being the light.

Keeping it light.

My last few posts have been kinda deeeeep. Heartfelt. Vulnerable. Real. And also very heavy. Serious. I can easily be heavy and serious. In fact, that seems to be almost a default mode for me. Fortunately, my husband balances that out with a childlike sense of humor and reminds me (ok, almost forces me, albeit lovingly) to lighten up.

Some of the most powerful insights come from that digging down deep place. And they are life changers.

But for balance, I gotta lighten up. Smile. Laugh. Embrace my inner silly child. Otherwise I could explode or fall into a really deep hole. Life is just not that serious. Unless I make it that way.

This post is already starting to feel heavy. I’m getting really serious about lightness.

Last week, in the midst of rough waters with my son, I slipped out to a few yoga classes. Time after time, yoga saves my butt. I showed up for class with a fifty pound weight of thoughts and feelings on my shoulders. And as usual, the theme of the class was custom made for what I needed that day.

We were instructed to lay down on our mats for a meditation. Meditation= serious, right?

Imagine my surprise when I heard “Gradually let the horseshit of the external world fade from your awareness.” Good thing I did not have food in my mouth. This meditation was just what I needed on that day, in that moment.

If you have a problem with profanity, be sure to get over it and listen here :-).

Tastefully Offensive Meditation

The weight I was carrying busted loose when I listened to this. Seriously. But not seriously. Lightly. Shift happened.

And when I find myself getting heavy again, I take a few breaths, remembering to “breathe in strength, breathe out bullshit.” Sometimes that’s all it takes.

Keeping it light.

gayle nobel