You make me a beliver?!?! NO!! I am not giving anybody that kind of power.
And after I forget (bcs I am human and it happens), I am taking the power back.
I make ME a believer . This is my church.
So many constructs the mind creates.
We call them theories but we might as well call them interpretations. We forget about the limits of our understandings (there was a time when the majority of people believed the earth is flat and even today in 2018 there is a minority called "Members of the Flat Earth Society" that claim to believe the Earth is flat. Keyword being BELIEVE. ) and we start to claim (the other keyword), start to talk about a topic like it is the absolute truth just because we have chosen to believe in that exact construct - the one of many possible.
Then we work hard to prove that what we heard/read/listened to and submitted to believe, is, in fact, the absolute truth. To some degree this is probably unavoidable, from time to time we can all get caught in persuading and sometimes we are not even aware, I dare to assume. The problem appears when we start to impose and unreflectively force our chosen believes to other people from a position of power which oftentimes is a mask for our insecure need to be right, to have possession over the absolute truth, to confirm through others to ourselves that we are on the "right path" and that we Understand life...if we manage to convince enough people into believing what we believe in, then it will somehow have more value? It will reinforce itself in being more credible? - closer to the absolute?
Yesterday I was wisely told this like it is common sense (among many other interesting "facts"): "It takes 12 years to be prepared to teach a discipline because it is the Jupiters cycle". Obviously the *time* is the main factor, not the analytical quality of presence and consciousness during research, not practicing with awareness, not studying the mechanics, anatomy, kinesiology and not the quality of the methods of our practice, not learning the art of teaching, not to have the ability to articulate what you embodied and not the ability to inspire, to empower people and give them space to filter what they...
“Instead of feeling like you have to please everyone, you become the perfect, most extraordinary teacher for just the right person.“ – Michelle Linane (@loveteachingyoga)
New episode of #DharmaTalkPodcast is up! This one‘s for all you teachers out there. My guest this week, Michelle, shares some invaluable advice on how to identify and connect with your core group of students, avoid burnout, diversify your income streams, and truly thrive as a yoga teacher.
🎙👉🏻 Tune in at http://dharmatalk.show or through the link in my bio. 🎧
A couple of things:
1️⃣ Doing my best impersonation of @yoga_scoop who KILLS the frantic waving on his videos and I love it so much 😂 go see! 👋👋👋
2️⃣ My inversions are going nowhere but I *can* offer one important tip that’s only valid if you happen to be in a beach coverup and don’t want to change first. TIE IT INTO A ONESIE. Then kick up into flailing handstands. Amirite? 👋👋👋