Why is it that sometimes I don’t want to do EXACTLY what I need to do? I teach this stuff! It’s crazy those days I have to force myself to go to yoga/meditation! I always feel better after I do it, I LOVE yoga and meditation, this is my passion! I LIVE it. So…..some days I still don’t want to go.
Is it human nature? The child in me? To resist that which we need the most? I love eating vegan as well, but with my recent health-scare I realized (after I healed myself/was healed, see previous blog post for details ‘Woman Heal Thyself’) OMG, I’m going to have to eat like this ALL the time. That realization stopped me in my tracks. It’s so much fun to watch my mind go through these fluctuations and not react to it.
As a spiritual person I always try to “work” on myself, stay aware of my own self-defeating behavior and grow. It is the mind that has all these “wants, likes, and dislikes”. This is why a spiritual discipline is SO important. I can watch myself resist and do it anyway, work through the resistance, and as we say in Kundalini Yoga “keep up!”
I am participating in the 40 day Global Sadhana right now and I love it, I feel so great after, and my 7 year old daughter occasionally does it with me. Here is the link if you would like to jump in and do it with us! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzu-JzmnAM0&feature=player_embedded
The most important thing I can do as a mom is to teach my daughter how to work through resistance through my actions, I can show her, through my practice and my discipline. As we know, children learn by what you do, not what you say. I love that saying “your actions speak so loud, I can’t hear what you are saying”. Resistance is nothing but the negative mind/ego being afraid to grow and change. After a while it might get tired and give up!
Sat Nam, Valinda/Viriam Kaur