“Today’s lesson at Hatha Yoga: ‘The thing you resist, will persist’.” Posting this to Facebook, my friend Franćoise turned the wheels of my brain! Because her aphorism didn’t jive with me, I craved to identify the deficiencies in my thought processing. I was wrong, I thought. I need to apply this aphorism to my life, and I’ll be damned if I can’t figure it out. But several hours later, I received a greeting card, the featured quote totally jiving.
“Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.” – Margaret Thatcher.
Reading this one liner set my brain into happy mode. Yes yes yes! This makes sense to me. This is how I live my life. But such is not the case with Françoise’s quote from yoga class. I don’t care about loosening my grip. Heck, sometimes it’s good for me to resist. And here’s why I’m discussing this today: In some yoga scenarios, if one doesn’t accept that “Wow, your message is so powerful” mentality, then one is excluded from the yoga crew. And that’s okay. There’s no work to be done. There’s no enlightenment to find. You are fab just as you exist.
Here’s another example.
“The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” It conveys the idea that louder gets attention. Opposing this is, “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” Is one more true than the other? No.
We are all different.
So although Françoise’s yoga message of the day is not mine, I love that it so positively impacted her day. And I love that Margaret Thatcher impacted mine. This post serves to point out that our differences are pretty damn cool and should be embraced. In yoga. And in life!
Have a good day, and namaste. :)
What cute little sayings put you into a good mood?