Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 77

10:00 AM

"To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own..."

Step six... I like this one, it is a tricky one. With this step one really needs to be honest with himself/herself. In general we tend to be happy when someone close to us succeeds. Someone that we like, someone that we love... Now, if we are truly present, and honest, if we deeply observe ourselves in the moment when we hear about the success of others, you will notice that little voice inside saying: "That's great, good job, I am happy for you, but what about me....? Where is my success...?"
You can't really put it in words, its more like a feeling of happy for a moment, and then, 'what about my and my success' feeling the next moment... It doesn't makes you a bad person, it is just our Ego talking. Our selfishness talking... Another thing deeply rooted within ourselves, a feeling that we can't control. However, being deeply rooted within, doesn't mean you can't get rid of it. By just noticing the inside voice at that moment, paying attention to it, you are rising above your small self and you extract a small piece of that selfishness...
Moment after moment you will peel off the layers of your selfishness, and one day you will genuinely be "as enthusiastic about the success of other as you are about your own..."

2:00 PM

"To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future..."

Seven... Letting go... The hardest thing for people to do. We just can't let go, we constantly think about the past, over and over again. We are smart enough to realize that we made a mistake, we learn from it in some cases, but we can't let it go. It stays in the back of the mind, and when the similar situation arises, it will surface again. We maybe learn from it, but we never make peace with it and forget it...
It has been said thousand times, mistakes are what you need in order to improve. Learning from our mistakes in the past, will define us in the future. The mistakes will help you, no doubt about it, but only if you learn from them, and then throw them away. Learn you lesson and then forget that they ever happened... Let go... If you keep them around they will hinder your achievements in the future. Your vision of the future needs to be clear, without hindrances...
Once you learn your lesson, once you get up and look ahead, there should be only positive things in front of you. Never turn around, keep your eyes and your mind wide open, don't even blink your eyes. Full focus, if you blink, you might miss it...

11:00 PM

77 days... 77 yoga classes in a row... Throw it away...

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