Would it be
- Lots of $money$ in the bank?
- Perfect relationships?
- Perfect home?
- Perfect family?
- Perfect job – or maybe no work at all?
- The choice to do whatever I want, whenever I want?
I’m sorry to disappoint you, but this is NOT the sort of freedom that yoga offers.
>> The sort of freedom that the ancient writings and teachings point to is INNER freedom.
Okay, so perhaps there are some things on that list that look pretty good. The funny thing is that once you experience inner peace and freedom, you no longer see these things as goals and funnily enough you may even find you have many of them!
Certainly relationships become much easier when you have perspective on what it is to have this human existence. And your purpose, your work, might unfold a bit more easily as you feel into the flow of it. It may not really feel like work so much, as you realise you can be present and fully engaged in whatever you are doing.
Freedom in yoga is a capacity to drop away from the personal ‘me’ to feel a sense of expansiveness within.
Yes we still have a human life to deal with. But when we feel more freedom within, we also feel more connected and whole. Compassion and okayness are natural outcomes.
And we realise that where we are right now, and doing whatever we are doing, is where we find that freedom.
I’d love to know if YOU find freedom in your everyday life?
To me, that’s what this work is really about (I even wrote a book about it!)
*If you are interested in experiencing more inner freedom in your life, then my online course Fluff-free freedom might be just perfect for you. Find out more HERE
You can purchase your own set of these ‘Yoga off the mat, contemplations to enrich your practice’ cards from the store HERE.
The gorgeous original picture on the front of each card is by Gayle Stone Art.