Ego is the cause of much suffering.
Seated in the chin — or so I was taught in my yoga training — we hold our heads high and let the ego march us ahead, fists pumping at our sides… so sure we are right and justified.
Right and wrong.
Black and white.
But how does this limit us?
Where is the middle ground? And where is there room for a more expansive gray area?
With expectations and judgments and comparisons (EJC), we separate ourselves from what simply is: this single moment seated in infinite possibility.
When our outlook is blurred by EJC, we feel separated from ourselves and others.
When the ego is holding on so tight tight tight to one single viewpoint, that limits us from experiencing and benefiting from other options.
And by “all the other options”, I mean an infinite sea of possibilities.
So, ask yourself: to what idea or belief or judgment is your ego holding so tightly? Does it really serve your greater good?
And…here’s the BIG question: what can you let go of? And if you let that go, what space does that create? What does that allow to be invited in?
Take a moment now to take a deep breath in. And as you exhale, lower your chin to your chest. In other words: bow your chin to the wisdom of your heart.
And smile, knowing that as you let go, you step more ease-fully into your power–because you are opening to possibility.