Saturday, September 16, 2017
Obstacles that impede the soulful path
Two of our three biggest obstacles along the path of life are our beliefs and attitudes. Our beliefs are tied to our value system, which is ingrained into our consciousness by our upbringing and experiences. What we value in life tells a lot about what we believe, who we are and where we are going.
An attitude is the feeling we have regarding our beliefs. Through our attitudes we defend our values by engaging in selective perception. This is the ability to disregard anything that challenges what we believe. Although it is important to have a value system it is necessary to be open to the values of others if you are to Soul Walk. One of our biggest challenges is to be nonjudgmental, tolerant and compassionate, as well as open toward others who may have opposing views
If we hold too firmly to our attitudes and beliefs they can get tainted with deception, greed, anger and pride. An attitude is how you feel about something. A belief is what you value. If you believe that the greatest value is kindness than your attitude will reflect honesty, generosity, love and humility. What does this have to do with yoga? Yoga is about removing the obstacles that prevent us from finding happiness, joy and peace. Yoga reminds us to be honest, generous, loving and humble Let’s get started…
Two of our biggest obstacles along the path of life are our beliefs and attitudes. Beliefs are tied to what we value and our attitudes are feelings about what we believe. Believe in the value of nonjudgement, tolerance and compassion and your attitude towards all of life will be respectful and benevolent.