We can all love a little more. And I am sure we can agree that our world could use it. With the challenges we face today in such a hyper-connected and distracted culture we need to practice these benevolent qualities to help give back. If we really want to thrive as a culture, we need to cultivate balance and connectedness. So How can you love more?
1. Being kind
Create cultural compassion through practicing self compassion. Have the courage to see yourself in every other person around the globe. The good the bad, the angry the happy. When we practice acceptance that we all have these potentials within us we are able to find compassion for the others and recognize their pain, their blocks, and their suffering. Compassion will breakthrough the limits of the mind and open doors to unbound energy reserves.
2. Staying inside
Practice observing and training your mind through meditation. To see the love we must embody and feel the love within. We do this by giving the mind just one thing to focus on at a time. Such as feeling your own heart beating within. Meditating on a single point such as your heartbeat, strengthens our attention and ability to focus. It is our mind that perceives separation so drop back into your heart and rest in the limitless power and connectedness within.
3. Hitting the streets.
Take your yogic principles to the places that need them. Take three deep breaths at the traffic light to drop back into your body. Perform an act of kindness to a stranger and notice how it shifts their day and opens their heart. Its actions like these that help reshape our culture and every small piece contributes.
Coming back to the art of practice.
Yoga is designed to rework the mind and recalibrate the nervous system through the different limbs of the practice. Through practice and repetition we create a resilient mind and open heart. With continued practice you may notice when it carries over to the other avenues of your life. This is when the old beliefs are challenged and over time a more compassionate outlook on the world settles in.
If we desire to create balance and harmony for our culture, then we need to be balanced and harmonious with our own selves first. The more we can reside in the space of our heart the more opportunities we have to spread the gifts we have to offer. Remember If its worth doing at all, its worth pouring your full heart into it.
Are you interested in learning about what it takes to create a more connected and balanced life? If you are then reach out! As a an act of kindness I am offering a Free wellness evolution workshop to those ready to take the first step. If you are ready, click the link below!