Sunday, November 13, 2011

30 Days of Yoga: Day 15

Halfway through and I feel better than ever. My sister tells me I'm spouting off "yoga talk", basically that things aren't such a big deal. For example, I was reading my facebook newsfeed this morning and my goodness there's so much negativity! Everybody hates someone or some group of people for whatever reason and in hating on others turning themselves into the victims and the "less fortunate". Let's just put it this way, if you have facebook it means you have some sort of access to the internet which in turn makes you one of the relatively fortunate. There will always be people with more money than you, who are better looking, more talented, who have better jobs and more expensive clothes but for Christ's sake just accept it and move on. For everything I just said you are that person to someone else. You are the rich, attractive, talented person they're jealous of. As someone who used to be the undisputed QUEEN of jealousy and complaining I understand that it's not easy to stop doing it but for the sake of YOURSELF it's something you must learn to do. As soon as I stopped comparing my shortcomings to other people's successes my whole world changed. What else is interesting is that I spent my time only comparing my shortcomings. I never compared my strengths to someone else and said "Wow, I'm a really good *insert word here*" Instead, I was looking at Olympic runners and saying "Man, I'll never be that fast. I'm so fat and slow. etc. etc." Well duh! I'm not an Olympian! Sometimes you look at your downfalls but don't forget to look at your strengths. Where there's bad there's good. Where there's evil there's good. Where there's pain there's good. Stop looking for all the bad in the world and recognize the good. And if there's something that's not good, change it. You don't have to change the world and you sure as hell can't change others. Cliche, I know, but listen to Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror. Negativity breeds negativity, we all know that. But maybe if we all try positivity on it can become just as strong. Enough of my rant, I know this is supposed to be about yoga. But this is the person yoga is turning me into and I honestly couldn't be happier about it.

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