Complacency by Convenience.
How many times have you become Complacent bc something is Convenient?
Day in day out we take so much for granted to the point that the thought of practicing mindfulness becomes difficult to grasp. To understand mindfulness we need to become conscious in our everyday decisions.
Why did we choose that over this? Aesthetically is it more pleasing or does it serve a purpose? Does it resonate within you?
Is it fear that shifts your attention to what is Convenient?
Funny how the actions I see everyday off the mat even with myself cause so much turmoil for people around the world.
I have an issue. My issue is this thing called Alcohol. Pharmaceutical stores on ever corner. Lack of people wanting to cope with all the emotional baggage they would rather hoard onto. Loss of Truth within ourselves.
The other day, a mom posted about a “wine” shop that would be opening with childcare and a van with car seats to take these mom’s home with their children. Another sill April Fools Joke. My response was that the thought made me sour. I didn’t agree and I speak from experience. In 1996 I was hit by a drunk driver. I was a designated driver as I always am. By choice. It was a hit and run and she was a school teacher whom’s husband was cheating on her. She didn’t even know she hit me. Physically I was okay. Car not really but that is fine, bc I have my life. She phoned me years later to say she was sorry but still didn’t remember hitting me. I had her do community service on the side of the road. My father blamed me bc I was out late at night.
Shortly after I became a server at a local restaurant, bc it is the server’s responsibility to cut people off if they have too much to drink. Not the case with her. But I wanted to have control of who was on the streets and that they were sober. Amazing on how many police officer I couldn’t let drive home. This meant I over served. So I made sure the police officer at the restaurant escorted them to a cab at the time. But I knew they would have more of a chance to make it home safe by not driving.
So as I write this and recall license plate VXP 10F it brings tears to my eyes when the thought that people agree to having someone else take their children home bc they had too much to drink at a “wine” bar with babysitting. I am not against people drinking. I am not supportive towards people who do not choose to practice “moderation” and set these examples to their children and those around them. And I have a child, and their influences will be out in the world with my child. And I have no control. But I can teach my daughter how to move mindfully and make choices of coping with the breath alone. Bc really nothing can get us so high as when we practice deep breathing.
It is euphoric. No wine. No drug. Not even a horse.
You take everything away and all you have is your breath.
Your breathing can assist you in coping with the stuff that you feel the need to wine about . It can help you to chill. It can get you high. It can bring you peace.
And now I see Yoga and Wine or Yoga and Beer. Straight up Ignorant to the fact that Yoga purifies and cleanse. It is a self massage and if you drink after a massage, you can become more drunk. And if the thought of that entices you , maybe come to class and learn a bit more about yourself. Because it scares me that people don’t apply common sense as much and act still with what seems “cool”. Really?
On top of this I have come across more than a handful of post teens or young adults that have been so influenced by alcohol becoming complacent in their lives that they feared where their life would be and if it would even be. I have 2 close and dear friends that they lost a parent to suicide and alcohol.
I think we need a shift of awareness in how complacent we are because of coveninences in our lives and start looking into what truly resonates within us, starting with the one thing that is most difficult. Breath awareness.
Definition of complacency
1: self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies When it comes to safety, complacency can be dangerous.