A primary principle of Buddhism is the idea that one’s self-absorption leads to suffering. When we hold our focus lightly, we are happier.
My grandfather had a similar piece of advice when giving me pointers on my non-existent golf game, “Hold the club like a small chick, never squeeze too hard.”
I think of that often, as I try to loosen my grip on goals or beliefs I might be holding too tightly.
…getting out of debt.
…publishing “on time.”
…reaching my “number.”
…believing that I am right.
I know that when I hold on to any of these goals too tightly, I am holding myself back.
This post-series is about trying to anchor my experience by exploring within and reminding myself about what it means to practice "good humaning." It's about moving forward imperfectly. To follow this thread in my posts, look for these tags: #NotesFromMyYogaJournal