Focus and Clarity

Focus and clarity, these have been my intention for the past months in my yoga practice, in my running as well as in work and in family. Admittedly writing on this blog has not been part of the focus and I’ve come to terms with that. 

As I sit here watching surfers ride the crashing waves, I am reminded once again of these two things. Out in the open sea, there are a lot of things that may go wrong, a lot of things not within your control. The waves may daunt you or its rhythm may calm you. The uncertainty is unsettling but at the same time you are assured that the tides will come in and out. And you wait, you wade and lie still and alert, waiting for the perfect wave to ride. It takes focus to anticipate. It takes clarity to be ready. At the right moment they ride with all their heart, letting go and at the same time keeping centered. Time stops and stands still amidst the rush. 

This flow as a result of focus and clarity is what I continue to aspire for.  I don’t think I have it in me just yet but I have learned to be patient and gentler with myself. For now I practice, that’s all I can do. All I know is that I should show up, in all that I choose to do. As I show up more I realize how much more I don’t know and can’t yet do. And so I vow to show up some more, again and again keeping clarity and focus as both an intention and a constant practice to live by. 

Surfers eagerly waiting in the distance.

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