The website has only been up and running for about a month and already I've broken the cardinal rule of blogging by not being consistent. I told myself when I started off that I would be making at least one post a week and I've failed to post in about two weeks now. This morning I caught myself lamenting this, but still not firing up the computer and typing. This is a common phenomenon amongst humans. We feel bad about not doing something, but we keep not doing it and choose to dwell in the "bad" feeling of having let ourselves or others down, rather than moving forward. I know I've experienced it, and I'd bet that anyone reading this has too. So how do we break this cycle? The answer is simple: compassion. When you cultivate compassion or yourself, you'll start to find that it doesn't serve you to wallow in what you haven't done. We are all only human, after-all. We aren't ever going to be perfect. So the next time you find yourself hung up on the things you didn't do, haven't achieved, or lamenting that you broke the seven day streak you had going on that new habit you were trying to cultivate, stop, breath deep, release any expectations you've placed on yourself and let it go. It's a lot easier to move when you aren't carrying a heavy load.
I'm just a yogi in the mountains of British Columbia. If you've found your way to this site, it's very likely that you are too. Here you'll find information about my upcoming classes, workshops and retreats via the link to my website, as well my thoughts on yoga philosophy, what music I'm pumping in class, pictures, videos and other news about yoga and spirituality.