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.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Day 329 - Party of five


Back in the 90's I watched a show called "Party of Five."  I was addicted to watching the Salinger family come across disaster after disaster every week.  I would watch as 60 minutes would pass and they would always some how solve their problem and make light out of that weeks disaster.  It started off a heart warming show that made me feel like we could overcome anything.  It was on for 6 seasons, and the amount of crap that happened to this family just became ridiculous. 

The episode that came to my mind today is when Bailey Salinger went from a straight edge good guy to a raging alcoholic who was a drunk clown at a children's party.  I remember laughing when we was drunk dressed up as a clown telling his family that he has given up because it is hereditary and he is has no control.  He was born to be a drunk.  The following week he was back to a normal individual ready to take on the world.

Our society is engraved with quick fixes.  We never want to go through the work.  Look at the commercials on TV.   Discover weight loss in 5 days, take a pill to help you sleep, or hire a lawyer because you are a victim.  We are being sold everyday that the rest of the world is why we are not happy.  We can use the external world to fix our issues and find happiness.  We never put the blame on our self.  God forbid we are wrong.

We justify our lives as the correct and healthy way.  We want something to fix our issues for us while we can continue on with our normal behavior.  We excuse our unhealthy behaviors as something that is beyond our control.  Genes made me this way, my kids and wife give me no time for myself, I do not have any money, or I spend my entire day working.  Are you Bailey Salinger?  Are you the drunk clown with no control over your life?  Are you expecting there to be a commercial break and then everything will be fixed in 60 minutes?

What is holding you back?  What are your excuses?  Stop with the excuses.  Take on the excuses.  Facing these excuses will put you on the path you are meant to be on.  Now is the time.  Let's shift towards a healthy mind, body, and spirit.