It is January. Time to set new intentions for the year of 2015. It is time to fight off people at the gym so you can use a treadmill.
I honestly do NOT enjoy this time of the year at all. It is filled with a ton of pressure to ACHIEVE AND STICK WITH YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION(s). RAWR.
I don’t think it’s a new beginning. It’s more like people are trying to break habits forcibly without much thought or action. I feel like NEW IDEAS, RESOLUTIONS AND GOALS are just being shoved down my throat from everywhere.
I rather treat the beginning of the new year in a calm manner i.e a time for reflection which is a lot quieter. If we all spent some time contemplating, we might set real and achievable goals for ourselves for the year. I don’t want to start to berate myself by the time March rolls around about how I still have not started or stuck with my new year’s resolution, etc.
So whether you are embarking on a journey of improving your yoga practice, or a new running regiment, or eating healthier, or being kinder to people, or spending more time talking instead of texting..heed these wise words from the Upanishads.
Understanding without practice is better than practice without understanding. Understanding with practice is better than understanding without practice. Residing in your true nature is better than understanding or practice.