Hello beautiful people.  So, I’ve been spending a lot of time and doing a lot of yoga with my best friend of 16 years, as she is moving to Australia in a few days and oh my Lord, am I going to miss her…But anyway, she brought to my attention that I often say things like, “The ‘old’ me would have done this…But the ‘new’ me did this…” etc, etc.  She loves when I do this, as it sheds real perspective on how far I have come in my transformation.  The “old” me was negative, angry, and sometimes quite aggressive…The “new” me is positive, happy, and incredibly peaceful.  I wonder though, am I using the adjectives properly?  If you look at it from a Vedantic or yogic perspective, the closer one gets to true inner peace, the closer one gets to their true nature: the self, the soul, the Atman, which is unchanging and eternal.  So in reality, when I forgo flipping off the guy who pulls up behind me and lays on his horn because I’m walking my dog in the street and instead say a prayer that he realizes what is truly bothering him so that he may make peace with it, I’m walking in the shoes of the “old” me; the timeless, deathless, limitless soul that always was and always will be.  The Ashley that would have jumped on his windshield screaming threats and profanities is actually quite new to the picture in the grand scheme of things! So HOORAY “old” Ashley for slowly, but surely killing the “new” Ashley!  So excited to be reunited with my true and timeless self, and thank you to my best friend, Trina, for reflecting so much of that person in me.  You help me see who it is I wish to be!  Namaste loves!

Hello beautiful people.  So, I’ve been spending a lot of time and doing a lot of yoga with my best friend of 16 years, as she is moving to Australia in a few days and oh my Lord, am I going to miss her…But anyway, she brought to my attention that I often say things like, “The ‘old’ me would have done this…But the ‘new’ me did this…” etc, etc.  She loves when I do this, as it sheds real perspective on how far I have come in my transformation.  The “old” me was negative, angry, and sometimes quite aggressive…The “new” me is positive, happy, and incredibly peaceful.  I wonder though, am I using the adjectives properly?  If you look at it from a Vedantic or yogic perspective, the closer one gets to true inner peace, the closer one gets to their true nature: the self, the soul, the Atman, which is unchanging and eternal.  So in reality, when I forgo flipping off the guy who pulls up behind me and lays on his horn because I’m walking my dog in the street and instead say a prayer that he realizes what is truly bothering him so that he may make peace with it, I’m walking in the shoes of the “old” me; the timeless, deathless, limitless soul that always was and always will be.  The Ashley that would have jumped on his windshield screaming threats and profanities is actually quite new to the picture in the grand scheme of things! So HOORAY “old” Ashley for slowly, but surely killing the “new” Ashley!  So excited to be reunited with my true and timeless self, and thank you to my best friend, Trina, for reflecting so much of that person in me.  You help me see who it is I wish to be!  Namaste loves!

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