THE BOUNCE BACK FACTOR
I love folks that have jovial, bright attitudes about life. No matter how down things get they are able to see the uplift in any situation. I am one of those people. Well, let me say it like this, Yoga has helped me become one of those people who have this “bounce back factor”.
So I ask you today what is your BOUNCE BACK FACTOR? Do you look for the uplift in situations or get pulled into negativity and stay there? Do you bounce back, reregulate, recalibrate quickly or not so much? How long do you stay mad? How long do you stay upset or sad? Do you let something unexpected ruin your week, or your weekend, your anniversary, your vacation? If you are not yet a bounce back person, the answer could be as easy as practice more yoga!
Why does this work? It’s the big MO. Each small victory in not freaking out or getting out of whack for less time is exciting and lets us take larger steps to our highest best self. Each little victory creates momentum. When you throw a ball you need momentum to make it go farther right? Well its like that. More bounces, less effort. As I always say WE GROW GREAT BY DEGREES.
Now the bounce back factor also requires that we see ourselves as co-creating with the universe as well as recognizing that true happiness is an inside job. Basically its like this what we say to ourselves on the inside is what we see on the outside. The world is not created out there and then experienced inside us. It's the other way around. What you see on the outside is the reflection of what you've created on the inside through your thoughts. what we say to ourselves on the inside is what we see on the outside. The world is not created out there and then experienced inside us.
Especially essential in promoting a stronger bounce back factor is accepting that there is NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE. There is only experience and observation of our experience. We just can’t get bogged down in fear or negativity. "Don't move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move." Thit Nhat Hanh says, “People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?”
Ultimately bouncing back is like the practice of contentment not for wimps. We have to engage some tapas and put some effort into it, just like throwing a ball. So together, let’s practice and you will get stronger, more steady, and your ability to bounce back will improve exponentially! GO BIG, LOVE BIG, DREAM BIG! Silvia