How are you? We hope you are all very well and that you have been enjoying the summer. Here in the North East it has really been feeling like summer and we could not be happier!
For today's #MindfulnessMonday (and a few to follow) we would like to share with you some wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita. One point that we always seem to come back to from this text is this quote about attachment, or rather unattachment. The quote reads, "Actions do not cling to me because I'm not attached to their results. Those who understand this and practice it live in freedom."
How often do you refrain from doing something in fear of what people might think? Or, say? Or, feel? Or, because you're afraid you might fail? Or, might not achieve the result you were planning on? If you are anything like us, the answer is probably often. Too often, we don't apply for that promotion because we are afraid we might not get it. Or, we don't post that article online because we think people might judge us for it. Or, we don't go for that backbend progression on our mat because we think we will fall out of it. We end up shackled to the results of our actions, which ultimately leads to inaction, or anxiety over every move we make. None of those scenarios are positive.
This week we are challenging ourselves (and you) to attempt to free ourselves from the attachment to the results of our actions. Our mission is to be mindful of our choices and act in a way that is truthful to ourselves, all the while knowing that both success and failure are potential outcomes of our activities. The challenge is to know that as true, but not to cling to it. To do our best and let that be enough, regardless of the outcome.
We hope you have a great week.
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.