REBEL SPIRIT MANIFESTO 2010
JANUARY 5TH: A reminder of my personal manifesto I've made the focus of my new years intentions every year since it first formed. I hope it inspires you to try to life your life more fully this year! Love, Silvia
MANIFESTO "There is no such thing as failure. Please trust this. You can’t really fail at anything. If you go up to bat and miss the ball it’s not a big deal. You produced a result so then act upon that result and try again. This is why I love Vinyasa Yoga, (1) anyone can do it and (2) you can’t do it wrong. There is no failure. Now that’s a big shift coming from a reformed perfectionist. This goes to show the yoga works to inspire a REBEL SPIRIT in all of us and reduce our fear because through this practice the self-abuse of perfectionism is diminished.
There is no failure. Maybe there are some happy mistakes? But as the song by Teitur goes, “All my mistakes have become masterpieces.”
Now you’re probably asking how do I engage my REBEL SPIRIT? Well lift your heart up and shift your mind down (let it rest). Don’t think but feel. If we convince ourselves to decide only with our minds we will talk ourselves out of the best experiences of life. It is possible to over analyze any situation or decision all the way into procrastination or fear. However, if we let our heart consciousness take an active role we’ll find we become more decisive and present.
I know this is scary. Feeling is always more vulnerable than thinking. But making decisions from the inside is the only way. Rumi says “If you want to find the greatest treasure, don't look outside, Look within, and SEEK THAT." We can collect opinions from others but they will always be only opinions. No one can decide for us what actions to take in our lives. We can try to give up our choices to others but this will only lead to frustration in the end. No one else knows our hearts the way we do so know its ok to be afraid. Susan Jeffers writes, “Feel the fear and do it anyway!’
So get started on your life now with a Rebel Spirit. "All glory comes from daring to begin." (Eugene Ware) The key to raising your vibration to this level is to stop worrying about the outcome. Just try to be patient and trust that life keeps flowing and keep going up to bat! Don’t be afraid to keep going “dream like you will live forever, live like you might die today.” (James Dean)
Flow, flow, flow! And remember on the mat and off. “It is you who must raise your sails – the winds of grace are blowing.” (Tagore) May this inspire you to find your own Rebel Spirit so you love yourself more, so you love your day more, so you love your life more!"