Our minds are powerful things. We can create fear, joy, love – the full spectrum of emotions – just from our thoughts. I have recently been exploring my fears and one way I have been doing that is challenging myself to yoga postures that do not come easily to me. Full wheel pose has always been a challenge for me, and I find right before I go up into the pose my thoughts automatically begin to tell me I can’t do it – and what do you know my wheel pose is always a disaster. So I started changing how I thought right before tackling this posture. I would repeat positive affirmations to myself and I could still feel the fear but it was not taking over me.
This reminds me of my favorite quote from the Upanishads. It is so important for us to watch our thoughts and then our words, actions, habits, and character because ultimately we are creating our destiny. Next time you have a negative thought watch how that influences what you do next. #livelight
“Watch your thoughts: They become your words.
Watch your words: They become your actions.
Watch your actions: They become your habits.
Watch your habits: They become your character.
Watch your character: It becomes your destiny.“