See, I didn't make any resolutions for 2010, but I have a feelin I am going to be bustin out of some boxes people have put me in this year. I don't like boxes, as they are crowded, dark, not to mention it's tough to spread out in them (you know, wings, halos and other body parts) and even as a not-so-perfect Yogini, I still recognize that's not a good thing because boxes do cramp my living yoga style.
Yoga teaches us to pay attention. So do showers (I find a lot of clarity in showers). When my body starts to become tight, my breath shallow, my spirit confined, I know some changes need to be made. Sometimes changes mean shedding relationships, careers, environments, that insist on putting you in their little cramped box. Sometimes, you have to look yourself in the mirror and say NO to letting yourself be put in these boxy situations in the first place.
Then, read this quote: Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be. Lakshmi Mittal
Stepping outside the box, or many boxes and being yourself is a brave thing. Not everyone is going to like you stepping outside of their little box they have created for you and you may feel uncomfortable shedding the box you have created for yourself, but Yoga teaches us that our journey is to reunite with the Divine within, our greatest Bliss. How can we do this if we allow others to create our story for us or if we keep re-playing and buying into the "I should be" or "they want me to be" noise?
Shhhhhh...did you hear that? What's that sound?
Only the sound of my feet stepping out of a nasty box.
Who's with me?