uneven yoga growth

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Throughout my life the spiritual truth that’s resonated with me was one of unevenness-the principle that we don’t grow at the very same rate in all locations of our lives. Our growth is uneven by design. Take your life and aesthetically divide it into four major sectors: finances, work, health and relationships. Which piece controls your day-to-day existence?

I share Anais Nin’s belief that: “We don’t grow definitely, chronologically. We grow in some cases in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We’re relative. We’re mature in one world, childish in another. The previous, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present.”

In my experience, in some cases when we advance in our professions and our financial wellness improves, our relationships tend to remain stagnant. On the other hand, when we tend to invest so much time on our relationships that they consume us, our health and work stagnate. We constantly face the option of making decisions that affect all four of these areas.

Nischala Happiness Devi, interpreting Chapter 1 Verse 1 of the Yoga Sutras, states, ‘Our present position has actually been determined by the past– all those crossroads where we made decisions, each course we have taken that brought us to our life as it is. We might be able to comprehend exactly how we got where we are, however what’d it have been like if other alternatives had been followed? Another choice might’ve radically changed the present. Maybe we took the tried-and-true course since it seemed most convenient, or best, possibly at the time, it just did not seem like there was any option.’

This function is not unique to human beings, it’s natural to nature itself. If you were to do a case research on your garden, you’d observe the same plants of the same origin, planted in the very same soil, producing different and uneven growth results. Yet we do not suggest with nature or get disturbed with our tomato plants, so why anticipate something various of ourselves? If you chart the 4 life sectors (financial resources, work, health, relationships) on a chart and analyze the past five years, the proof will become clear. These four areas will show the ups and downs and will be far from even with one another.

If each day you make every effort and do your best, with the expectation that certain areas will be uneven, you’ll be able to remain the course and remain inspired no matter the scenarios. It’s only when we get stuck ‘waiting’ for everything to be charted equally to make us happy that we develop our own suffering. Enable the disproportion in your development and it will bring peace, love, and happiness to you in your present state of being.

Love yourself, enjoy your day, like your life!