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.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Day 71 - Give and do not take or forget who you are.

Happy Meatless Monday!!!  Tonight I went again to Ashtanga yoga with Steve Rubin at Full Circle Yoga.  Still one of my favorites.

Yoga gives me a chance to sit back and look who I am.  I am a strong promoter of looking at who you are and how you interact with the rest of the world.  Talking to other professionals like a life coach or therapist is also a recommended avenue.  We as humans are an ever growing entity.  So ask yourself are your continuing your growth?  What is stopping you from your growth?

I have had a lot of stumbles along my road.  One thing that I have learned from my past is I can easily get mixed into others lives.  I am a fixer upper.  I like to take on projects with other people.  If you have a problem I have a solution.  I can give advise to anyone, but I can also get lost.  I can put my heart and soul into making other's happy.  In the past I have put my growing process aside so others can be happy.  The stunning of your growth with inevitably take away your inner peace.  There is a fine line on this subject, and I have crossed over way to the other side.  I was not happy unless I knew that others were happy.  It was a way to avoid looking at who I am.   I could spend all my time looking at others problems then I had no time to look into or admit my own.

The other side is a selfish soul sucker.  One who takes away the growth of others in order to try to secure their happiness.  I have seen people put on a great show in order to hide who they really are.  There are some out there that know how to manipulate people by putting on this show so they can try to feel in control and feel like they are given true happiness.  In reality this person sits at night sad and alone in their head wondering why they are not happy.  They can avoid looking at themselves by blaming others for not bringing them happiness.

Neither of these ways work, but these two combinations are magnet personalities towards each other.  I have given myself away enough to soul suckers.  I can now recognize the soul sucker personality.  I can look from the outside and feel sorry for these souls.

I can see both of these personalities in my yoga classes.  I am happy to say that now I have surrounded myself with happy people that seem to be fighting over helping each other.  I can see the soul suckers.  They stick out a lot more now.  I am recognizing my growth.   I give thanks to yoga and therapy.

If you are not taking the time you deserve for yourself now is the time to try to figure out how to find that time.  Are you spending your entire life giving into soul suckers?  Do you think you are giving to others, but in reality you are just sucking souls from others?  Look deep inside yourself.  Ask for others advise.  Stop giving your advise to others if they are not asking.   Leave a comment or email me on this one.  I can't wait to hear what people say.

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