Everyone is responsible for the thoughts that they think, for the space that they choose to mentally inhabit. We all have to own where it is that we are. And what we choose to hold as our object of attention, also falls under that responsibility. When your thoughts are aligned with who you are, you can’t help but inspire the same kind of centeredness in other people. We walk into a yoga class with the intent to focus, meditate and be aware- but let’s be honest, we don’t know what poses we’re walking into or always how to master them. Every class is a huge question mark. From instructor to instructor, or even by definition- people’s outlook on a style of yoga might be totally different. And sometimes this catches us off guard; we narcissistically think ‘what-but I’m a Vinyasa expert and now they’re changing the way I do it.’ We have to get over our ego’s need to control everything, and surrender to our mat and our practice. When we let go of that control piece we become more open to seeing the potential of a newly introduced, different kind of practice. It reveals to us the possibilities for a life that makes us feel alive. Break free of needing to know the outcome before you make the attempt, and just completely ditch the baggage of being ‘the best.’ All that’s required in our practice is an open heart and an open mind so that we uncover the ability to take that leap into the unknown; and invite new experiences into our lives by transcending the energy we create in our practice, into our everyday lives. Quiet your mind so that you can hear what opportunities the universe is offering you. Be open. Be present.
“You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”
– Franz Kafka