It's not something that I like to brag about, however it is something that I must deal with. I can be pretty selfish. Now for a lot of people who know me, its probably not how they would describe me. But its how I'm describing myself, and that's what matters. Because though we hold others opinions of us very highly, its ultimately up to us and what we think of our-self.
And i think that there are times when we need to be selfish. And i think there are times when we do not.
In my experience, I tend to be selfish when I shouldn't be and vice versa. It's a practice, rather its a process. When I began practicing yoga, I wasn't blessed right away with an amazing practice. I struggled because I was too flexible when i needed to be stronger, and the exact opposite, I was too strong, or too stiff when I needed to be more flexible
And I started to, kind of, see this parallel between what was happening on my mat and what was happening in my life. And ok, to some of you that maybe an extreme comparison, but to others it will completely make sense.
Since I haven't always been to successful in self-improving, I decided to experiment and see if I could find improvements on my mat, and figure out a way to establish that balance between the strength and flexibility I needed to maneuver easily through the postures. And that perhaps maybe, if i was lucky, it could penetrate to a deeper level and somehow give me the strength and flexibility I need to maneuver through life without having to be constantly swing like a pendulum between selfishness and selflessness.
This is part of a new series I'm sharing here on the blog titled "Journal Entries" which features transcripts of some old voice notes I've recorded over the years. I hope that you receive this message with love & that it offers you what it is you need in this moment. Thank you for reading. Namaste.
With a newfound passion for life and a deep interest in the connection between science and art, this is where ideas develop and blossom and are shared with you, my friends. Thanks for stopping by and joining me on this journey.