We began our 30 Day Program yesterday, and we are asking a lot of our participants. Not only are they reading a book (Mark Manson's The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck), they are doing yoga, and meditating every single day. It's a big commitment.
Here's the thing....you aren't going to get stronger, you aren't going to do more chaturangas, you aren't going to balance better, you aren't going to backbend more, you aren't going to hold your arms up in Warrior 2 for an extra breath if your mind isn't ready. In Tim Grover's Book, Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable, he says, “Physical dominance can make you great. Mental dominance is what ultimately makes you unstoppable.” That's what we are talking about when we mean Courageous About Commitment.
It's about having the courage to do what you say you are really going to do, even if it means getting off of the couch and folding that pile of laundry. Ultimately it isn't really about crushing 10 push-ups, it's about being in the struggle knowing there could be more to struggle through, but knowing you can do it. With yoga, we like to create physical representations of emotions and feelings in class as teachers to show you how this will impact you off of your mat. The struggle of holding half-moon for 5 breaths coming down and then us asking you to do it again, that moment where your brain decides YES or NO, that's exactly what we are talking about. We are capable and we are strong and we know YOU are capable and YOU are strong, but our mind can ultimate overtake our physical strength.
We asked our participants, and we are asking you to notice when you are "mindlessly fearful." This means when you say things like "I am way too scared to cut my hair like that," "I could never move out of state," "that gives me such anxiety." They are phrases we use in our everyday language that we have come across as "fear" but really it's a different emotion underneath.
Get courageous and get committed to how you actually feel and start to notice what your actual emotions are.