So, there I am in King Pigeon pose. It isn’t a particularly easy pose but it also wasn’t particularly difficult for me to achieve. I was pretty neutral to the whole thing and eventually with practice and effort I was able to reach the goal. But there are other poses/goals/whatever that it is much harder to have a neutral attitude towards achieving and subsequently can become a little bit of a monster in the life goal department. Maybe I am a little too attached or my desire is a little too strong and it becomes increasingly difficult to get my hands on.
I think this is something everyone kinda deals with and the advice is usually that you have to surrender in order to sometimes get where you are trying to go. It’s the sweet spot of trying but also not trying too hard. Recently in my podcast travels I heard a bit of very pragmatic advice from the very brilliant Tim Ferriss that seems to really simplify this whole surrender thing. If it helped me maybe it will help you and I do think spreading the good word is so important.
Tim explained that he started asking himself with regards to problems or issues he was grappling with, “what if this were easy?” and then would just answer his own question. He does this in a journal and I found actually writing the answers down a lot more effective than just thinking about them. I started my morning with this the other day and I found the answers very helpful and illuminating because basically the common denominator for all of my issues came down to the way that I related to them. Meaning whatever my problem might be it became “easy” once I adjusted my attitude towards it and essentially chilled the heck out over it. It wasn’t that the issue was gone it was just that I related to it in a calmer more relaxed way and would then work on the solution from that more centered place.
So, maybe we can’t eradicate any and everything that we are trying to do or fix or achieve but by calmly looking at how we can improve or work towards something at least we are able to do it in a less frenetic and more peaceful process. The saying goes wherever you go there you are and wouldn’t it be nice to be on this journey with a strong and calm mind finding the process easy and enjoyable when we can??
Here’s the link to Tim’s blog with his podcasts. I recommend listening to every damn one because the are actual gold…
Peace, love and taking it easy