The last post talked about how the stillness of a Yin yoga practice invites a time to become both receptive & reflective to what is happening in each moment, within & around the body, while also noticing our reactions & responses.
This also enables us to build a deeper connection with ourselves & can trickle through to greater self-acceptance; one which can transpire into our relationships with others.
When you start the path of observing with compassion your whole self, you can begin start to see how your behaviors, decisions, & experiences led to who you are today, the interconnectivity/mirrors of your interactions/relationships & the fundamental patterns of your life. From here, you can begin the journey of self-acceptance.
Self-acceptance reminds you that it is ok to be you, we have all made mistakes at times…maybe seriously lost our cool, we might say the wrong thing, or make the wrong decision, we may react in the wrong way, but we are all human, existing the best way, consciously or subconsciously, in each moment.
When you start to notice your’ shadow patterns’ you are better able to decide if you want to improve things, but it has to be in your time without outside influence or pressure, to come from you, your choice & your experience. After all, the only people we can truly change are our-self.
The gaining of self-acceptance, which includes all your flaws, & your different shades of shadows will also soften how you see others, you realize that honestly, no one is perfect, we all have many facets & shadows; our great moments, and our ‘not so great’ moments.
This self acceptance can transpire into greater understanding, communicating, relating, cooperation, real forgiveness, empowered truth & deep respect within our relationships.
Getting to know yourself is a gorgeous gift you can truly offer yourself, & the most amazing way for you to fully connect with others, it leads to a letting go of the small stuff, all the imperfections of other people, & a deeper sense of acceptance we are all doing our best on any given day.
It reconnects us to the existence of the mirrors of life in shades around us, and we can start to notice & appreciate the deeper the shade the actual bigger the lesson it potentially can color for us.