“…what matters is not the result, but the control one is acquiring over one’s attention.” Finding the Flow: The Psych of Engagement with Everyday Life ~ Csikszentmihalyi
As we settle into 2017, it may seem that the enthusiasm, determination and resolution with which you began the new year has begun to fade. You may find yourself moving away from your resolutions/intentions and falling back into your hazy, habitual manner. Remember that any transformation in the manner in which you think, speak and act is a process that requires steady practice and enthusiasm over a long period of time.
This process of emptying your container of habitual thoughts, words and behaviors that do not serve you in a positive light requires discernment as well as a redirection of focus. If you simply try to suppress these negative habits, you may find that you become even more entrenched in a battle with your mind.
Swami Vivekananda wisely said “The only remedy for bad habits is counter habits.” The more you redirect your focus and bring your awareness to new behaviors and activities, the more these behaviors and activities become your habits. As you deepen your ability to focus, without goal/result oriented attachment (practicing yoga for the sake of practicing yoga, not with the goal of enlightenment), you may experience clarity and luminescence.
You will come to find the ability to overcome your limitations, lifting the fog of your perception and deepening your awareness of your true potential. For it is with steady practice and discernment that you create the best possible circumstances for the yoga to arise, thereby unveiling your lightness, pureness ~ your luminescent self.