"Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist."
A major theme in many yoga classes is "letting go of your ego." Many of us are raised and have the DNA to compete and perform, to be the best and win the shiny trophy. Pushing yourself to accomplish new heights is a good thing—it’s how we complete achievements like our first marathon or get a promotion to a new position in the workplace. However, that ego can also be a big downfall, especially when it gets in the way of what we really need, physically and emotionally.
Letting go takes courage. It takes faith. It takes trusting in something that we often only see glimpses of. The thing about the ego is that it is limited, and if we reside only in our ego conscious state of being, then we limit ourselves. The problem arises when the ego gets unhappy – it either becomes dissatisfied with the appearance of the body, the possessions we have, the relationship we are in, or the thoughts that incessantly run through the mind. If we’ve been identifying purely with the ego and our story for our whole lives, then when the ego gets unhappy, we become unhappy too and we create an unhappy life story for ourselves.
So remember that often those little nagging things our bodies tell us can help us back off in our poses and ignoring them often result in injury. Is taking a day off worse than not getting to the start of the race because you’ve badly hurt yourself?
In most cases, taking the “easier” route won’t hurt you in the long run, especially if you’ve been pushing hard otherwise. Fitness and other achievements aren’t built on a single day, they’re the result of weeks and months of hard work. Hitting that pause button when you really need it can only help you in the long run.
Concentrate on what you can do at the very moment to meet your goals. If your mind and body are sending you strong signals that you need a break, back off or modify a pose, an approach in your life... listening to what you need now will often give you the best results. If you practice listening to your body, you’ll know when you can keep pushing or when you need to back off a little bit.
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