In yoga philosophy, one of the principals has to do with not attaching yourself to various things. Here’s how:
- When you put forth your best effort, it’s important not to attach yourself to the outcome. If you feel defeated if your best effort “wasn’t enough”, or if you will only be happy if it was enough, you’re focusing on the destination and not the journey. Yoga teaches us to be present and to appreciate each moment, and not to simply focus on the end of the practice.
- If you label yourself with a particular adjective or job title, and feel that you are not doing a good job of fulfilling it, try not to beat yourself up. Instead, practice non-attachment and just “be”. Allow yourself to be who you are instead of conforming to an ideal or a role someone else has placed on you.
- Finally, you are not your yoga practice, your job, or anything else. Try to detach yourself from these various parts of your life, and appreciate yourself for you and only you.
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