Last year a friend gave me a button that says “Don’t believe everything you think”. I love this statement in so many ways.
Soon after I had it, I had an opportunity to put the statement into practice. For years I felt drawn to attend a hot yoga class and yet I could never think of a way to actually make it happen. So I didn’t.
Until last year, after a repeat injury to my knee plus an additional injury to the other ankle. Out of desperation to heal my body more quickly, I went to hot yoga. It was hard. Super hard to begin with and I couldn’t do a lot of the poses very well at all, never mind all the sweat and toxins pouring out of my body (as well as everyone else in the class).
After the first few months and some improvements I found myself questioning my commitment to the practice. Why was I here? Was it because it seems the cool and sexy thing to do? Or to prove something to someone?
Upon some reflection, I realized it wasn’t about committing to the practice. It was really about a commitment to myself and my wellbeing.
My thinking was trying to convince me it was about the practice, when the real heart issue for me was, ‘Am I willing to commit to my own healing in a way that would allow me to get stronger as well as to maintain my strength and flexibility?’
Wow! What a different place to be coming from in my awareness. Here was a real opportunity for me to make a real commitment to myself in a way I had never been able to do before.
Once I was able to get out of my thinking mind and into my feeling heart to see that it was about and for me and not about the practice, the real opportunity was clear.
I chose to make a real commitment to me and “I feel good…… ”
Have you noticed any times when you allow your own thinking to limit what you can do, create or accomplish?
Do you ever use money as an excuse to not do something for yourself that you would really benefit from?
Have you ever noticed any self sabotaging thoughts that keep you trapped, limited or small?
Is there anything that you’ve been wanting do or try that you haven’t done yet? What is it that keeps you from doing it?
Would you be willing to “not believe everything you think” and step into your heart and inner knowing?
How can you step out of your thinking and into your knowingness and intuition TODAY?