Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved. [W-p126.96.36.199]
You may have heard the old adage-a problem can not be solved with the same mindset that created it. My partner, evidently, is a Master at this concept.
My boo attends Yoga a few times a week. He often sees the same peeps over and over again that attend. Everyone generally gravitates toward the same spot they laid their mats down on during the previous class.
But my partner, being the rebel-rouser he is, decided to start putting his mat in a different place. Every. Single. Time.
Whoa. Disruption. Confusion. And even a little angst. His fellow yogis were genuinely confused. What to do…where to go.
But then, something magical happened.
Everyone started moving their mats around. Bob went to the left side of the room. Amy was at the back. It was full-on crazy town at the gym. No order. No rules. Just pure responsiveness to where they wanted to be in the very moment.
Lesson 79 reminds me that my consciousness often acts very much like these lovely yoga peeps. I engage in habit-driven thinking. Sitting on my mat in the same spot- aka unconscious separation. Just doing my repetitive thing. Until the world reminds me that I’m acting out of the same brand of limited thinking that got me into that spot in the first place.
But when we disrupt the pattern. One little shift in a different direction. It can change the consciousness of the collective. Organically new, flowing patterns supported by the Universe emerge. Solutions from the mindset of peace and synchronicity with our fellow soul walkers reveal themselves.
Our personal yoga studio of the mind is really just a mirage of our own making. The problems are our programming laying down the same mats of worry. Doubt. And fear we have put in place for years in the same place in our existence.
But when we can recognize it is only our ego, putting down these same ideas over and over again. We can choose again. To recognize connections instead of problems. And lay down our mats of love together in the solution of oneness.
Namaste Dear friends. Shine on!
All quotes are from A Course in Miracles, copyright ©1992, 1999, 2007 by the Foundation for Inner Peace, 448 Ignacio Blvd., #306, Novato, CA 94949, www.acim.org and email@example.com, used with permission.