Obsession with “Success” is failure.

In life, when we become obsessed with succeeding (whatever we think that “looks like”), we have in fact already failed🤦🏻‍♂️✌🏽Yoga has taught, and continues to teach me, to let go of expectations👌🏽🙏🏽That growth is never linear, we will not see the complete picture. Always in a state of flux, gaining physical strength in one area, becoming tighter in another, improving flexibility here, while working through a setback over there😏😋I focus on just making sure that I show up on my mat, not what my overall practice “looks like.” The exception being, what I could learn from what my physical body is communicating; reflective of what is occurring in my mind & my life🧙🏽‍♂️I sometimes reflect upon this before or after meditation🧘🏻‍♂️ Is my practice unbalanced?…Am I meditating or doing breath work enough? Typically not when I’m struggling in some manner😂…being too physical?🦹🏽‍♂️🤔It’s never about what the Asanas “look like,” but what is my body telling me, am I pushing, why am I less pliable in a particular area, where in my body do I continue to feel discomfort, how can/should I be more mindful of this to avoid a setback🙅🏻‍♂️Not to fear a setback if it occurs, but work to prevent & be prepared to learn, mindful of the events preceding it🕵🏻‍♂️Walking on my path, seeking to be ever-awake and present, to not never sleep 😴 through this experience, this life. Learning to focus mind and body, to release from the chains of the mind. Not expecting an outcome, but a thought or course of action which is deemed acceptable to me, undertaken and the course adjusted, solely based on the feedback and signs. I was struggling to straighten my legs🦵🏽today in these press holds, in the next photo I decided to see is I could do #titibhasana on my fingertips, I hadn’t tried either of these expressions in many months, I was frustrated for a moment and realized that my expectations were creating a distraction in my focus, which was the block, not flexibility nor strength and dexterity. I am going to shelve both, meditate relax, with patience seeking acceptance then execution. I don’t know when I will work on either again, them not mattering is was matters. #gurugint

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