Day 793 – Thankful for a Life Lesson from The Rolling Stones

My brain has been running constantly around ideas for my offices in 2019 over the past week and change.  Our planning session over the past couple of days fanned the blaze even more and I’ve struggled to not have work related thoughts throughout most of the day.  As I was wrapping up the work day on a call with Nicole I shared that we were going to yoga tonight.  Even though I can usually count on yoga to calm my brain I shared that I was pretty sure that my work thoughts were going to keep pouring through.

And in a weird way that’s kind of what I was wanting…  A simple, straightforward, standard yoga practice that didn’t require much thought and would totally let me drift in an out of what I’ve been thinking about all day.  Kind of weird, I know, especially seeing as yoga is normally my time to be present and focus.

In actuality it was the complete opposite.  It turned out to be an incredible workout with many different poses and transitions, several of which I’d never done before.  With all the change I had no choice but to focus 100% and be present in the moment.  I had to use all of my concentration on keeping my breathing on track while bending and twisting in new ways.  It was amazing and it turned out to be exactly what I needed.

As we drove home I heard a very specific song playing in my head that shared everything I needed to learn from this experience…

No, you can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometime you find
You get what you need…

How true Mick, how true…


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