I Have To Check With My Board
You hear people say “Is what I’m doing serving the greater good of this company, group, family, etc.?” It’s hard to know if what we’re doing is for the greater good. However, if we turn that statement around and ask, “is what I am doing currently for the highest good of this being, myself?” We might find greater clarity. When we shift our perspective on the problem from one concerning an outside problem to an interior one, we discover new approaches and insights.
Sometimes we hear leaders, managers, say, “I have to check with my board on that one.” Well, what if we take this same approach for ourselves? When confronted with a personal decision, say to yourself, “I have to check with my board.” Take a step back, try to view the dilemma from an outsider’s perspective. It may even help to write the problem down and take a short walk, before tackling it. You can call this ‘witness’ or whatever you want, but it is like taking a different view of yourself. It’s like going to a best friend and asking “what should I do?” However, the best friend is you.
Learning to take a fresh view on our lives and problems is often a result of yoga. In the asana practice, we place ourselves in positions that are new, difficult, and even somewhat painful. However, when we breathe and relax a bit, we find that these once uncomfortable positions become some of our favorites. With more practice, we can learn to expand in those tight postures, our muscle control becomes such that we learn to contract and relax exactly what we need to optimize the pose for both depth and integrity.
Twist and flex, but find your optimal position for this moment. Send us a message to let us know how you have used your practice to solve problems or to gain a new perspective.
Peace, Yogi Troy