I like Donna Farhi's question, "Am I becoming the world I want to live in?"
Veena Grover RyT
I agree with Bill, journey without a destination is nothing,have your aim in life.Short goals & little by little, reach the destination.For example, It takes years to learn the real meaning of yoga, it is a personal path.Inner connection comes with time.We eliminate some things out of our bucket & add some other important things in our heart.Yoga practice relax us, physically, mentally & spiritually.We enjoy the taste of yoga practice & practice more.Over the years, I have eliminated some people of my social life, as I don't have interest with their conversations any more.I enjoy my simple meal, simple meditation & reading some books, which bring peace & joy in my life.I always remember, when I go to the social parties "Parmahansaji said,Observe the movie of life, but don't become part of it "I enjoy watching & observing people,they consume some drinks, talk loud & gossip.Not everybody though.
I am not here to be judgmental, rather in my humble way, trying to correct myself.We all have our own pathways to choose & our own kind of life to be weaving. Enjoy, but always keep God in Heart & help others.Don't laugh on others rather pray for them
A journey without a destination is nothing more than an aimless wandering. Setting destination type goals and taking action in the present towards your goals creates the life you will want and will give you the true sense of achievement and value expression that will help you contribute to the good of the world. The inner focus yoga entails directs you to the true source of designing your destination goals on your terms and the peace to direct your energies towards them, by blocking out the many forces that pull you towards their goals. Coaching gives you the real clarity to know who you are today and where you want to be in the future.
Veena Grover RYT
Julie, I agree with your goals.But living in the society, environment affects us lot.It is true, we should do our part & leave up to God.To achieve inner peace,we are not living in Himalaya, where we sit in Samathi & do our OM prayers.The family, friends & work place is not easy to deal with.In my opinion, Life is constant struggle,we resolve one issue, another starts.Deep Breathing, Yoga practice help us to stay calm & focused more internally.Live in the presence & surrender to Higher power. Blessings & namaste.
Planning too many things hardly work.With practice of Yoga & Meditation, you stay focused & with inner connection & lesser socialization, You feel blessed & find inner peace. Blessings.
I agree. But not about planning the future. Goals are a very western concert. Yin yang has no end. Live in the now.
Nora, great article. So many awesome tips, just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed it!
Greetings. And how do you define higher goals John? For me, to love my life would consist of 3 things:
1. That I am at peace with myself
2. That what I am doing each day is making me a better person
3. That what I am doing each day is making the world a better place.
How are these different from life's higher goals? I don't think there is any difference between them.
jules from wisdomhere
John L Brown
Productive and meaningful life change capable of leading to the creation of a life one loves may require more that yogic practice, meditation, a life coach, or any "external" advice. Emotional intelligence; recognizing and acknowledging the need and value of emotional intelligence is, I suspect, the primary reason many people fail to achieve the integration of mind, body, and spirit necessary to "Create a Life You Love."
Self-knowledge and understanding require a whole mind approach. Clarity of intentions, with respect to "creating a life you love," necessitate an uncommon degree of honesty, and constitute the starting point for productive and meaningful life change.
Creating a life you love may not accord with ones present and fundamental needs. There is a hierarchy of need, in general, and specific to each individual. Creating a life you love is a worthy goal. But creating the ability to merely tolerate, or accommodate life's many challenges may well constitute a necessary first objective.
Besides, what does it mean to love your life? I am not suggesting this is wrong headed. I am merely posing the question to evaluate its true purpose, meaning and value. For instance, if I am struggling to find a cure for cancer, does that effort necessitate that I love my life? Did Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Socrates, and countless other highly functional, insightful, and caring exemplary personages achieve worthy goals as a result of loving their lives? In the best of worlds, probable. In reality, I doubt it. Therefore, I suspect creating a life you love, though a very worthy goal, is not always rational, and must be occasionally subsumed to higher goals.
Yes, I feel that way about my home practice. I feel very centered and one with myself. It is so special.