gu=dark + ru=light
A guru is someone who leads herself others from darkness (out of the gu) into light.
You can start ru-ing your way out of the gu by simply recognizing what keeps you stuck….
- In a pose
- A relationship
- Or a job
Underneath, there’s often fear. Fear of uncertainty, change, failure, consequences, you name it. When the mind sees fear, it kicks into protection mode—protection from the worst possible outcome—death.
But the reality is that fear is often a signal that we are on the brink of massive transformation. In fact, fear is often the fuel that rockets us into transformation!
Yet while our hearts may be calling us to a strike out in a new way, our minds find every reason to quiet the very ideas that excite us, and our fear.
That’s called playing it safe. Or not playing at all. If a born musician doesn’t play music because he’s afraid of failure, is it any wonder that he’s battling depression? No pill can take that away.
Want to play large instead? Read my next newsletter. And join me for one of my courses where you’ll learn how to put the secrets of yoga into practice so you can live the life of your dreams. Two great options are the Yoga Experience (on-demand) and my Yoga Teacher Explorer November 2nd.
I hope to see you there!