Self-love, guys, it’s 2019!
How are you going with your new year’s resolutions so far?
When you make promises to yourself, you feel light hearted, elated, full of hope and perhaps connected to your higher Self. Am I right? You are ready and willing to embrace your longing for health and happiness.
So why do we trail off from our resolutions? Why don’t we stick at them?
We are not compassionate towards ourselves. We doubt ourselves. We become lazy.
But we must take care of our bodies, the seat of our very existence, so we can enjoy our lives. Rather than saying “this is impossible, I can’t do it” why not say “this is challenging, how can I work with it?” There are so many way you can start to be content, and to make it a habit. When we slow down, we can consciously ease up on what we are trying to achieve and instead open up to what IS.
Tell yourself that you can stay present and not shut down or run away. You can expand into each moment and allow its sweetness to blossom, so that we can experience the full vibrancy of life.
Catch the wave. Be in a space without resistance. Be vulnerable. New Years resolutions are hard to stick at, I know that! Everyone does!
In yoga, unlocking the keys to the real power often requires a fearless embrace of vulnerability. Be grateful for who we are and what we have now. In each pose there is an element of softness to send your thoughts to. In your next yoga session, why not feel the more subtle energy of each pose rather than pushing to find an edge or achieve mastery? It feels good! It establishes clarity. This quality brings us into the immediacy of the moment allowing us to also be more present and accepting.
“It is more than enough to rest and abide in heartmind (citta-prasadanam) where sweet grace flows forth without obstruction.”
Be sweet to yourself so you can be sweet to others.