My top five ---
My top fives…I haven’t thought about this in a long time. Maybe I did this a few years ago. (I looked, I didn't. But remember a movie Chris Rock did, think called Top Five? Not sure, but here goes....
Number one: Deva Premal and Miten. I love this music. These singers lift my heart and soul up so high I can withstand all the shit that I deal with on the physical plane. The Gayatri Mantra, the Moola Mantra, Gate Gate. The list can go on. This music got me through so many challenges. I play it at night when I awake and have stuff on my mind. It puts me back to sleep.
Number two: Love. Love gets me through. Remembering that I am love and that I need search no further than myself to feel love. Also that if I remember to be true to myself it is all going to work out. That love is always the answer. Even when it doesn’t look like it and especially when it doesn’t look like it. I try to start my day with love on the brain. By realizing that everyone has a basic need to be loved. And especially people that hurt me or others really need to be sent healing love. And to do that means to take a high road. The high road of love.
Number three: Protein shakes. I love and live on protein shakes.
Chocolate and peanut butter and almond milk and bananas. Green shakes are just as good. I love and have an affinity for these. I am on the move. As a teacher I am not able to sit and have a meal where I am comfortable like at home. I am constantly moving, so a shake goes down, gives me the protein my body needs and I am good to go.
Number four: Shopping on the internet. I love putting things in a shopping cart. I love shopping for dresses with the backs out. I love back out dresses. Especially knit ones, and I have learned that I am a medium. Otherwise I swim in the dresses. So yeah, love shopping my favorite sites are Revolve and Shopbop. Especially when they have a sale. So I am constantly watching. I love Beyond yoga for sweatshirt like coverings….and they are not cheap. I am always trying to get a coupon for a discount off.
Number five: Birkenstocks. I love Birkenstocks. I own five pairs that I rotate during the summer. Pink, orange, black, silver and rose gold. They are good for my feet, comfortable, kinda hippy, cool and I have actually worn them since college. My first pair of Madrid’s were cherry red bright, happy looking. I loved them. Maybe they are a symbol of the freedom, I was free from the shackles of the drama of my family when I left home and went away to college, I have not looked back.
I am happiest in my Birkies. I need a blue pair tho….
These sorts of lists are a humorous reminder...of being present, thinking about our life, me thinking about my life and really being in the moment.
What is your Top Five?