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 or as Teitur says "all my mistakes have become masterpieces"; so act upon that result and try again.
This is why I love Vinyasa Yoga because, 1) Anyone can do it and 2) You can’t do it wrong.
Now that’s a big shift coming from a reformed perfectionist. This goes to show that yoga works to inspire a REBEL SPIRIT in all of us. It quiets our fear because through this practice the self-abuse of perfectionism diminishes.
And in order to be fearless yoga teaches us to face our fears: fear of failure, fear of being happier, fear of not having fear to blame, fear of being true selves (the most advanced yoga pose of all).
You’re probably asking, "How do I engage my REBEL SPIRIT?" Simply 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, then we will talk ourselves out of the best experiences of life. It certainly 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 become more decisive and present.
"Attend the birthing of the radiant light within you" - Vijnana Bhairava Tantra
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 only leads to frustration. No one else knows our hearts the way we do, so know that it is ok to be afraid. Susan Jeffers writes, “Feel the fear and do it anyway!'
"We have something they can never take away: Its the Fire! and No Water can put out this Fire!"
- Bob Marley
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)
Keep flowing! And remember on the mat and of: “It is you who must raise your sails – the winds of grace are blowing.” (Tagore) May this website 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! ~Silvia
"I want to free what waits within me so that it flows from me like a river, no forcing, no holding back." - Rilke