When I teach a class I am prepared to teach, I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to teach the lesson. On the contrary, going into a topic I feel ill-prepared to teach, I tense up. What’s interesting, however, is anytime I teach something new, there’s a level of tension. It’s not until I’ve taught something a few times that I shift from tension into anticipation. From uncertainty to confidence.
It’s the expected outcome that makes the difference. The first time we do something, we will more than likely fail at it. You simply can’t anticipate how it will go until you put it out there.
It’s tension that exists between the done and undone. Between the idea and the realization of that idea. Tension drives action. It moves us to learn what we need to learn and overcome the obstacles that need to be won.
To relieve the tension, we must act.
When you search on Google, the results you get are based on the location where you initiate your search. The results you get are intentionally biased. It’s done in the interest of speed. If you are looking for the local Starbucks, and this bias was not built into the algorithm, you would spend far more time searching for it!
Our brains are no different. When I give you a prompt, every thought that arises is like search results in Google. The difference is that Google reflects the collective wisdom of billions of points of information. …
What is the consequence of inaction?
The only thing worse than missing a deadline is missing one without consequences. It begs the question what was the point of the deadline? Worse, it makes the ramifications of future deadlines less significant. It’s the seed of procrastination.
Consequence is defined as: A result or effect of an action or condition. Of significant importance or relevance.
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I stopped going to my accountability group. The feeling of low self-worth stemmed from kicking myself…
And then it hit me. When you truly love someone, you love who they are, and who they are contains all their imperfections. It’s our flaws that make us unique, and our uniqueness is what gives others something to love about us.
But if you can’t love everything about your flawed self, how can you ever truly love another, flaws included? You can’t love anyone, until you can love yourself, scars and all.
When you look in the mirror and begin to notice all your imperfections, remember that those who truly love you, love you for who you are, imperfections…
The flower is one of mother nature’s most beautiful, yet most delicate creations. It is vulnerable and defenseless. It can be eaten by bugs, burned by the sun, torn apart by the weather, and easily destroyed by the slightest weight. Yet everyday, it must open itself up to the sun, bees, and butterflies to survive and reproduce. If a flower never opens, it can’t receive pollination or the sun’s vital energy, and will eventually die. It’s growth is a direct relation to it’s ability to stay vulnerable.
I actually wrote this 2 years ago.
Words will never express the extent of how much I appreciate all you have done for me over the past 8+ years. I was first introduced to Yoga at Core Power in Fort Collins. The gift of Yoga they’ve given me is probably the greatest give I’ve ever received, and my love for all it provides would not have happened without the amazing teachers.
I remember my first classes with Carrie & Klara — they were so welcoming from the start… I had never done Yoga before… they were incredibly supportive to newbies…