Lifestyle, Spirituality, Yoga

When the mind is challenged and refuses growth, it’s an opportunity to rise above. Jessica Rovira


The mind is tricky. It likes to trap us in cyclical patterns because it doesn’t like change. Even if the change is beneficial for us, the mind will still refuse it. It will use every distraction and excuse possible to keep you stuck in a specific pattern until you take action to change it. It’s a practice of correcting yourself every time the mind wants to repeat the same old pattern. You stop the thought from processing, and choose what belief you want to replace the old pattern with. Every time it comes up, you replace it with your new belief, even if you have to say it all day everyday until you believe it yourself. It’s all about using the awareness you have and making a conscious decision to change your reality. Change the frequency of your thoughts, focus on the positives in your life instead of the negatives. I know it sounds cliché, but it’s just the reality. When this becomes repetitive, the mind will eventually adjust and the patterns repeat less and less.  At first, it will take effort to anchor these new beliefs; but with repetition, the mind is redirected to a new thought. Creating a new belief. The old patterns do not simply disappear. But with practice, it becomes easier and easier to control how long you stay in those lower energies. Eventually, things will start brushing off your shoulders because you know the worth of your power and you are not willing to give it up for anything anymore. It takes deep rooted work to get there, but it’s possible. Anything is possible if you really believe it is. 

I’ve been having a mental struggle lately, my mind is trying to convince me that my practice is hard and I can’t do it. The reality is, yes it’s challenging and it forces me to grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. But I am totally capable of doing it and it is not hard. Every time I get on my mat, I prove to myself that I am strong enough and that it was just the mind that thought differently. With that kind of daily mental repetition, I am not only strengthening my mind but building endurance as well. Eventually, I hope to get to my mat and plow right through that mental block… But until then, I keep practicing.

​ As of late, it has been Sweet Chilis thing to come and get loving from me while I’m doing ending postures lol I heart my furbabies Sat Nam🙏🏼

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