Obsession with “Success” is failure. Post author:Dominic Post published:December 19, 2019 Post category:Uncategorized Post comments:0 Comments 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 Tags: Dominic c volini Read more articles Previous PostMeditation the Sweetest Treat Next PostSupreme Acceptance You Might Also Like Anti Aging: Inversion is Crucial November 27, 2019 NYE Ayurvedic Ashram Family Dinner❤️🙏🏽🕉 January 2, 2020 Reversing a downslope. December 23, 2019 Leave a Reply Cancel replyCommentEnter your name or username to comment Enter your email address to comment Enter your website URL (optional) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.