Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively.
-Laurence J. Peter
In their book Style Statement, authors Carrie McCarthy and Danielle LaPorte suggest that you write and commit to 3 Simple Things a Week. Every weekend, write down three simple things you will do to energize your personal style:
1. EDIT. Let go of one thing- anything. A material item, a habit or a limiting belief.
2. ADD, or create one thing in your life. An object, activity, thought, whatever excites you.
3. APPRECIATE. Again, anything. A material object or a person, be extra kind.
Whenever I think about doing this, it's hard not to think about the material or physical items that I'd like to release or obtain. I can see them, bump into them (guess I didn't see them) or hear about them. But it should apply to any aspect of life, so what if I came up with 3 Simple Things for my yoga practice?
Here's what I've chosen for this week:
- EDIT. I'm going to release a limiting belief: "I'll never be able to accomplish all of the poses in Light on Yoga." It was the first yoga book I bought when I began taking classes nearly 21 years ago and of course I couldn't do any of the 200 poses. These days, I can get into a number of poses, reasonably well enough to teach yoga, but unless I let go of the belief that's limiting me, there won't be much progression.
- ADD. I think I'll add Light On Yoga back to my reading list (I go back and forth between 5-6 books at a time) and read it again. It's bound to have a different effect on me at this point in my yoga practice and it'll only improve my teaching.
- APPRECIATE. I'd like to thank my Body, for keeping up with my heart's wishes. It steps on to my mat begrudgingly at times, but at the end of every practice it lets out a contented sigh. It continues to adjust and improve as my heart has learned to also be as generous and trusting. We've become a good team after twenty-one years.
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