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April 25, 2011

Filed under: Dailies — rainbowyoga @ 3:00 am

Are we a rigidly structured person? Do we feel trapped within our own ideas, as if we were in a box? If so, the big question is… are we ready to change?

Just becoming aware of this rigidity within ourself, is a very good thing: until we are aware of something, we cannot make a conscious decision to change it. When we do realize what is going on, we can start to do the opposite: if our rigidity has reached the point of causing us high levels of stress, if the slightest deviation from our expectations of how things should look brings us great anxiety, it is time to start knocking down the walls of our opinions. This doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable process – ultimately it is incredibly freeing – so approach it in a lighthearted way; start opening the boxes of our mind with the excitement and wonder of a child on Christmas morning.

With the willingness to change, we can approach each box and start to discover what lies within. Maybe we will come across some old ideas that might have seemed very intelligent at the time, but now no longer serve us. Or maybe we will unwrap some subconscious attachments, that maybe it is time to let go of as well.

Make no mistake when it comes to attachments: this is not abandonment, we are simply letting go of the fear  we have projected onto the person or object in question. As a result, we are really only losing that which limits us and keeps us from absolute fulfillment, permanent peace, unconditional love of self and of the world.

People with many boxes also have very beautiful aspects: they have a certain rigidity that allows them to be highly focused, so use that to focus on being free, to focus on practicing that which does us good, use it to bring out the best of ourself. If we are a stubborn person for example, use that quality to stubbornly choose for that which heals us, to love ourself. Be hard headed, but to love ourself! Use it in our favor.

As we continue opening our boxes and emptying them, we will find ourself living in one enormous box, big enough to contain the whole of totality. It is a ‘box’ full of love, with no walls and no limits; when we make a commitment to healing ourself, this limitless no-box becomes our objective.

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