What happens to us when we get too comfortable in our situations? When there are no changes or shifts, or when we stop noticing them?
We become familiar, lazy – stagnant. In the flow on things, we begin to miss steps that we would usually do.
It’s like feeling so comfortable and complacent with the individual you are sharing your life with. We begin to take advantage and not notice what they do so well and how they contribute to our lives. Instead, we only notice all the things about them that irritate us.
I have noticed that, on a daily basis, we tend to do this with our work as well.
Our practices in life.
When we begin to notice changes or choose to make them, we are often met with procrastination – which is, of course, a manifestation of fear. Fear of making the shift.
For myself, I am all too familiar with changes. I get reminded of them every day. It’s difficult not to come to terms with constant changes when one has the responsibility of a child and of a company. Fear rears its head on a daily basis. It shows up in all forms. It’s very challenging to keep positive and productive while staying in balance with choices being made. Choices that I cannot blame someone else for if they don’t flow. And even though I attempt to learn from them, it is not always easy.
My yoga practice helps me focus in the same way as I would through an asana. My meditation practice, especially during my acupuncture treatments, has been very powerful in keeping me grounded yet open to changes and shifts. Combining Pranayama breath during the treatment helps me to connect with the internal shifts so that I can better understand the daily shifts that enter my life.
[tags]Changes in our lives, make choices in life, asana, yoga practice, daily yoga practice, meditation, acupuncture treatment[/tags]