It all begins and ends in your mind.
What you give power to has power over you, if you allow it.
– Leon Brown
POINTS TO PONDER:
What are you allowing into your life?
What do you need to allow more of in your life?
Take control over what you are allowing in your life.
A few weeks ago I attended a noon yoga class at Black Swan Yoga. Unfortunately and for now, I am unable to attend an iGnite yoga class on Friday, so a 45-minute lunch hour class is my best opportunity.
The instructor, Gustavo, walked in and informed us to stand at the top of our mats in Mountain Pose, and with a passionate and beautiful Spanish accent he asked this question, “What are you allowing into your life?” Then, he said the following: “Today I encourage you to allow. Wonderful people, places and things can come into our lives when you simply allow them the space to be there.”
Being an intention and quote junkie, I thought this was a fantastic thought and suggestion! So, throughout my practice I contemplated his very introspective question: What was I allowing into my life?
Off the cuff, I felt confident I was allowing a lot of good, like: love, joy, fun, opportunity, gratitude and positive thoughts and people. However, while I love my life, it and I have plenty of room for improvement, so I knew I had to go a bit deeper. As I delved deep, I realized that not only did I need to know what I was allowing in my life, but in order to experience growth and create the life I dream of, I needed to determine what kind of people, places, thoughts or things I needed to allow and let in.
Honestly, I still don’t have this question completely answered. On the surface it seemed simple, but as I thought about all of the areas I needed to experience growth and change, I quickly realized this might take some time. However, I did leave Gustavo’s yoga class with extra awareness around what I was allowing into my life as well as what I need to allow more of in my life; because ultimately, I, like you, hold all of the power and get to determine exactly who and what we allow into our lives, which is a game-changing, BIG deal.