I want to challenge you to learn something new about yourself in the next week. First, when you are projecting that someone is upset with you or disappointed, take a moment and check in with how that lands on you. What is your internal feel to that experience? Second, what is your internal response to admiring someone, to looking up to them. Again, how does this land on you? In what directions does it pull you internally?
Become skilled at knowing where the cause of your uncomfortableness comes from. For example, if you only sleep an hour or two at night and then drink 4 cups of coffee to balance your energy, you may feel off. If you are feeling off and something in your outer world is off in concept, if you don't watch it you can find yourself blaming the external circumstance for your inner experience (not realizing that it is the mixture of no sleep and caffeine). It happens just as often that we are off internally and grasp onto things in our external world to justify the inner feelings.. got it? Become skilled at navigating your energy.
I want to challenge you to leave your cell phone at home for one whole day. Do this and feel into your experience, feel into not having the "potential" for constant connections. Instead I want you to reach out for in person connections with friends, family, new people in your life, etc.
We are losing intimacy day by day, choose to take part in human connection. We all need it.
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