We often run to others for answers because we don’t want to make a mistake. But, the right answer is never outside of us so it can never be found out there.
The right answer requires that we sit through our discomfort with and fear of ourselves. It requires us to ask ourselves the questions and then take the risk of listening to ourselves.
This is what “following the heart” is all about. No saint, yogi, spiritual guide, life coach, therapist, or friend knows. Only the heart knows.
The only way through is through your own heart.
Yoga is all about honesty. To live our yoga is “to be willing to let our false self fall”. It can’t be any other way. Becoming honest is the only way.
There is only one destination, and there is only one path. The destination and the path are also the same, they are merged into one — if the destination is truth, honesty is the path.
As layers fall, we become vulnerable. We accept our vulnerability to life. We no longer deny the truth.
Instead of constructing, we begin deconstructing. We begin shedding. We part from our old self — the self we constructed out of our false understandings about life.
We stop faking it. We stop running after things and people. We are no longer obsessed with our image. We return to our true self.
We become willing to step into the light and be seen for who we truly are. We choose being honest with ourselves over the approval of others.
We choose being ourselves over being desired.
And, we do this when we’ve reached the absolute limit of the amount of our own bullshit that we can tolerate.
This simple shedding of our old understanding and lies is what we call liberation.
You are not here to build empires or leave legacies. You are here to connect with your body and breath, and then surpass it. You are here to evolve.
Your core is paramount in this process. What is your core? Your “gut” and “spine”. Your heart and brain depend on your core in order to function properly.
When you breathe better, you think better. The clarity of your breath affects the clarity of your brain.
Most of us have gut, spinal, and breathing issues. Most of us don’t know it!