We all have different points of view. This is great because the world would be a boring place if we all thought the same. However what happens when we have conflicting points of view. Sometimes it can lead to arguments and upset. If we hold our beliefs and viewpoints rigidly with the idea that “I’m right” we’ll probably create more conflict and stress in our lives. For our peace of mind and relationship harmony it’s best to hold our beliefs more lightly. To do this requires some letting go, some mental adjustment and a conscious decision to be more accepting of others points of view especially those closest to us.
The more we can let go the easier and happier our lives will be. What can we let go of to make our lives better? A. Bad habits around food and taking care of our health. B. Rigid, limiting or negative beliefs or attitudes relating to ourselves, others or situations. C. Upsetting recurring emotional events. D. Attachments to material items, being right, sense of entitlement etc.
What would you like to release or let go of? Make your own list without beating yourself up. In the following weeks I will share with you specific techniques to release things that you are holding onto that are creating stress and unhappiness in your life.
Yoga is so much more than stretching and postures. It is an art and science for a living happy and fulfilling life. This will be a life transforming two weeks, opening new doors, building new skills, making new friends. Come experience the amazing Yogaville community, at a wonderful time of the year, in beautiful Buckingham, Virginia.
Lalita and I have a great program for you. Additionally, we have many workshops planned with senior teachers in the community. We will take care of you.
If you have any questions, please write back or call me on 808 594 9051 https://www.yogaville.org/programs/7135/living-integral-yoga-a-2-week-immersion/
Some moments are fun, some happy, other moments may be painful or upsetting. Some moments are boring or we may feel nothing is happening. Whatever is going on in each now, what we do or not do in this moment will affect our future moments.
We need to quickly identify what is happening in this moment – self honesty is needed here. If this moment is pleasant we can continue to cultivate similar thoughts and actions. If the current moment has some stress, we need to change our thinking or stop doing anything that is aggravating the stress. Be patient, if we’ve had lots of moments of stress one after the other, it can take a while to return to feeling relaxed and centered. Just keep the mind and actions pointed in the right direction.
Check out this amazing program from September 15 – 29 in Yogaville in Buckingham, Virginia. https://www.yogaville.org/programs/7135/living-integral-yoga-a-2-week-immersion/
Don’t beat yourself up. You are beautiful as you are. Let there be a natural growth in yourself. Extend that love to yourself that you are giving to others.
What has been your experience?
Living in the Now series (3)
Sometimes our Now is difficult or challenging. Perhaps we have a physical issue or a difficult emotion is coming up or our mind is distracted or upset. What can we do to come back into the Now and our peace? If the body is in pain we can be kind to ourselves. We can consciously relax or breathe in healing energy into that part of the body or simply taking a rest can help.
If we are emotionally upset we can take deep breaths and let ourselves feel the emotions to release them. If we are mentally upset we can decide to not engage in the stressful thoughts, instead refocus the mind onto something positive.
Remember our peace is always there. It naturally shows up when we rebalance our minds and bodies.
The deepest level of living in the now is experiencing our inner peace. How do we connect with our inner contentment? By quieting and ultimately stilling the mind. L
How do we quiet our minds? 1. Putting aside some time each day to calm or relax the mind. This could be through prayer, meditation, taking a walk with a positive focus or practicing deep breathing.
2. Keep our minds as positive as possible during our daily activities. A positive mind is a more calm mind.