We are right now on the cutting edge of reality, this is as far as reality/ time/ humanity has ever been. I'm not talking about the 2000's or our generation... I'm talking about this exact time in space. right now, and now, and now...it's in this now that we are in our power. When you are feeling stuck in life or a situation it is likely because we are not remembering that in each moment we hold the power to create what we want and we are free, not stuck. I'm not saying that we should run from anything that makes us feel stuck there is a better option. Look at what ever it is, feel into where you are feeling it. reconnect with the now experience and get in touch with what has us feeling stuck in the first place. What is the present situation triggering within us that is clamping us down and causing us to feel stuck?
Your homework this week is to look people in the eyes. Mostly when you are in conversation but anyone you look at throughout the week. Notice how quickly you look away, Notice the feelings that go along with looking away. Notice if you stare people down trying to intimidate them, or somehow try to prove to them that you are worthy of eye contact. Maybe for you there is no juice here, but I know for me there is and therefore I know that there are others out there who could experience a slight view into their own inner world through this window of eye contact. It doesn't have to be a staring contest, just notice everything that plays out around connecting with someones eyes, especially when in conversation. We tend to "size people up" or judge peoples value compared to how we perceive our own. See who you feel less than, see who you feel you are better than... What does it feel like to be seen if someone is connecting to you deeply through your eyes? Do you feel seen through? Do you feel shame? excitement to be seen? what is your story and what does each person we interact with bring us?
Have fun with this.
Resistance.... There are a lot of things that we butt up against that we still must face. For example you may hate doing dishes or homework. You may also be afraid to confront someone about an issue you wish to discuss with them or live with a room mate that rubs you the wrong way.
Your homework is to see what your reaction to resistance is, be curious. Do you avoid, manipulate your truth (even to yourself), check out and hope it passes? How much of our lives do we let slip by while avoiding something we are in resistance to that we must face? what is your story/ relationship to this phenomenon?
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