In Eastern philosophy these misunderstandings of how the world works are seen as veils of confusion. Children are taught that they are not their minds, their thoughts, words, actions, and belongings but that they are connected to something deeper. As North American adults however, these principals are in many ways theories, to be meditated on and studied, but seem so challenging to embody. We take time out to relax from our lives, but our thoughts come with us and our hearts are filled with self-doubt. We react to the ups and downs of life, and confuse who we are with our status, intelligence, possessions, or personality.
Einstein said that “we can’t solve problems with the same kind of thinking that created them”; so assuming this is true, How do we transcend our own limitations of thought?
My experience of the Executive Success Programs has been an answer to exactly that. Over the past 18 months it has been an exquisite bridge between my understandings of my limiting beliefs, and the emotional education that allowed me to see out of my own assumptions on the world... based purely on my own responses and my own experience of life. With rich, deep inquiries on a variety of topics in life, this beautiful organization never told me what to think, but taught me how to think deeper, and to bring consistency to my own understandings. This is an education that brings the focus from the external effects to the internal state, and unveils one of joy, compassion, and a deep connection to self.
This second year of Restorative Spa Yoga is one of introspection as I invite every person to connect into what they truly wish to create in the world and take steps to make those ideals reality. Over the next year alongside articles and writings on yoga for digestion, and restorative spa yoga, I’m going to share my experiences with Executive Success Programs (developed by Keith Raniere and Nancy Salzman) and the changes that unfold as I deepen my connection to life, work, and love in all realms.
While there’s no doubt that every person has within them an ability to experience joy in life, in my experience these tools and this education IS how we can take the principals we wish to live by, and ultimately to be the change, be the love, and be the SELF that we wish to share with the world. I look forward to sharing my journey.