Less Is More . . .
What a Liberating Realization!
"Less Is More"is a phrase I frequently use with my clients.
So often it is less effort, less pushing, less 'fixing' that needs to happen. Frequently the answer is within more allowing, more being and more awareness.
And yet so much of the time we feel a constant underlying anxiety of "Not Enough" . . . either we don't have enough or we think that we are not enough (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, etc)
. . . either way we feel a lack in some capacity.
In studying Patanjali's Classical Yoga I find it helpful to lump two of the Yamas (Moral Restraints) together because they both seem to stem from this anxiety of lack:
Asteya - Non-Stealing
Aparigraha - Non-Hoarding
On the surface level it seems easy to categorize these two practices. Okay, don't steal from others and don't hoard things. Moving on . . .
But I have found from further exploration that by following these two behaviors to their root, that within myself I feel a hollow lacking, a feeling of unworthiness . . . of simply not being enough. And from this feeling of desperation and longing to be whole, one might be inclined to hoard or to steal, or to do many unhealthy behaviors (we each have our own personal list).
If one believes that the Universe has a limited amount of something - money, love, food, i-pads, you name it - then one's anxiety level increases. If one believes in unlimited abundance and that all you desperately seek can be found from an inexhaustible Source Within, then your anxiety level
What you seek is Within.
Unlimited Joy! Unlimited Abundance! Unlimited Peace!
Joy ~ Peace ~ Love . . . these are States of Being
Look Within . . . YOU ARE ENOUGH!
With great love,