What is Yoga 308

Life is a constant struggle of balancing our body on both a physical and emotional side. Through yoga I have learned several life lessons. Yoga 308 is a goal I set for myself to do at least 60 minutes of yoga for 6 days a week for the next year. I invite anyone to join me on this adventure as I blog about some of my daily experiences. This is not intended to show that I have found peace and tranquility, but rather give my honest feelings of my journey. Enjoy.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Day 56 - Inspire

Today is my day off.  I am sitting on the back porch listening to birds and watching my dog lay on the floor getting attacked by gnats.  I was waiting for inspiration.  Something great to write about.  Do you ever have the days when you just inspire for greatness.  When you want to have the best idea in the world and wait for that idea to enter your head.  If only I could just grasp an idea to help change the world.  You know what I am talking about.

What if that idea is already in your head though.  What if you just aren't listening to it.  I think we get caught up in a lot of the negative thoughts that come along with these great ideas that help stop us moving forward.  We want immediate answers or gratification.  The most important factor I think with some of the best ideas is patience.

Ideas are not instant.  They are like yoga postures.  First you have your idea and then you continue to grow with it by practicing with it, stretching it into new ideas, and finding patience.  For some of us in yoga we start with our leg wrapped around our head.  For most of us though it takes years of patience and practice.  Some of the postures we get into because we have unlocked something else in another posture.  The same thing can happen with our ideas.  We can start off with one idea and then it can unlock another idea that grows into another idea.

There is only one way we can grow with our ideas and that is practice.  You cannot get further into your postures without practice.  The other thing to remember is that there is no one GREAT idea.  If you have discovered something amazing does that mean you are the ultimate human?  To me that is like saying someone is the best at yoga because they have the best forward bend.  It is one idea in life.  Stay humble, listen, learn. Too many times I have seen people jump into their ideas and they immediately think they have discovered gold.  Their ego grows into something that is bigger then life and they belittle people.  They stop practicing with their idea and they stop growing.  So again stay humble, listen, and learn.

Take into account your surroundings.  Today I was searching for an idea to write about.  I was sitting in bliss.  I was enjoying the feeling of nothing.  There was stillness.  My mind was trying to ignore this sense of peace.  I really wanted to write about something life changing today.  I was not listening to what my mind was telling me to do.  Everything around me was still, but that subject was not what I wanted to write about.  What was I waiting for?  A plane crash?  A fire?  Something someone did?  If I wanted chaos to write about I can just turn on the news.  Yet I choose to sit on the back porch in stillness and tried to ignore it. 

How many times do we try to ignore the ideas all around us?  How many times do we stifle an idea with negative thoughts.  How many times do we not allow our ideas to grow?  Stay humble, listen, and learn. 

What is the inspiration you already have?  Send me an email or leave a comment.