All week, we have been looking at who we actually have subconsciously been directing our efforts for, and then trying to make it conscious. Can you sustain working with this all week? Sometimes we may get bored with a focus. We want something new to think about. But what if the staying with this focus is actually worthwhile? What if you can come to realize that it actually magnifies your efforts when you use your attitude of service consciously?
I think this it true.
So, the effort become bringing the mind back and back again to what the focus is. If you are in a business meeting, what is it that you provide (bring to the table)? Just be aware of it, and that you are offering it. Then watch what happens. Somehow things can tend to change.
When people are irritated and then they come in contact with someone who is calm with their efforts and clear in their purpose, it tends to calm the room. You don’t have to make anything happen. You can just remain aware of what you bring, and bring it. People may not always accept your service. They might not even notice you are standing there offering something. But this is not a problem. They do what they do, and you just continue to hold your purpose, your effort.
It is sort of a neat place to hang out.
Did you see a little of that yesterday, this calm or good feeling that comes with ease and service? Keep working with it. They say it take 13 days to make a habit stick. I am not really sure that so long is always needed. Perhaps if you stick with it a little while – this giving of what you are, in a way that is true to your own inclinations, you realize you feel better just being what you are, wherever you are. It becomes a habit once you realize how good it feels to just be this way. It feels like the effort is balanced with comfort (sthira, sukkha).
“When non-greed is confirmed, a thorough illumination of the how and why of one’s birth comes.” Yoga Sutra II:39 (translation Sri Swami Satchidananda)
Yoga Pose of Day: Vrksasana – Tree Pose (today, work with arms straight up)
Yoga Concept of the Day: Who am I serving?