Seize the Momentum of a Single Moment
Through yoga you produce physical flexibility, and this in turn produces emotional and psychological flexibility. You are then able to seek new perspectives through your flexibility—physical, emotional and psychological perspectives. Greatness does not arrive through great variety . . . discovery does not appear through endless travels. Greatness and discovery arrive through seizing the momentum of a single moment within a single space . . . this produces a brand new perspective. But is it the perfect discovery, or even the best one? The answer is not an answer, but a realization. Perfection or the best, is the flexibility of absorbing the imperfections until the essence of each moment is revealed . . . backing yourself into the imperfectly uncomfortable corners where your greatest strengths are discovered.
When you are emotionally flexible—instead of emotionally reacting in fear and anger, or retreating into sadness—you create the perfections that absorb everything standing in the way of your connection to your greatest strength. What you might believe you are not strong enough to handle, is the illusion of your own uncertainty. Instead, make each uncomfortable corner that arises in this process as a home—not a threat. Learn then, through this experience, to dwell in the collective home of every single moment as a guest—not wandering and searching as a ghost. Avoid the discomfort and shock of your own impermanence by identifying with the permanence of these strengths that have been gathering around all life and therefore also your life forever.
Learn to evolve through this process of evolution and not run to access to greater variety of exciting escapes. You actually know deep in the core of your being that all escapes are futile. It is the complete lack of any escape plan and being trapped in the corner that creates the creative strengths for dealing with any single moment until that moment is successfully fulfilled.
Having access to run through the outside world at will, is an attempt at postponing your growth until it is "comfortable." Well—it will never become comfortable. The law of 'cause and effect' (the law of karma) will insure this. You are here to grow, and the external comforts have never been evolution's growing fields. True comfort arrives when you have passed all tests of discomfort and are able to be completely comfortable anywhere—anytime.
You will only believe you are not strong enough to achieve this when you have never allowed yourself to sit in this corner long enough for the proof of your phenomenal ability to arrive . . . you actually can do this. This is the goal of your growth and the goal of your growth is the purpose of your life. Access the voice of these massive inner strengths by listening to their heartbeat as an absolute guarantee—not running to seek them out—but being with them.
The foundation of all this cornering and growing and strengthening is self-compassion. Self-compassion is the highest form of human behavior . . . the state of being seen by the self as perfect through the imperfect views of your eyes and the eyes of others. Seeing your "self" as being perfectly-imperfectly-perfect . . . this is the purpose of the mirror in the material reflection.
Welcome to the New Evolution . . . Welcome to YOU!!!!!