Bruce Lee: “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

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Bruce Lee: “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

We are more likely to learn in life, school, work and relationships by the mistakes we make rather than the positive outcomes. Admitting to any sort of mistake or misdemeanour that takes great courage. Most of us wiggle our way out and play the child, victim, saboteur or prostitute archetype (survival archetypes). This is not taking responsible for the self, our actions, our deeds, our thoughts and this can clearly be seen in the present situation in and around the world.

Whenever we point the finger or blame others there are three fingers pointing back at ourselves. Blaming others and not taking responsibility is the child archetype. When we engage in the child, it has become an integrated pattern into the psyche. We nurture the innocent, playful light-hearted side in us along with being able to carry out responsibilities of adulthood with relative ease and balance. The shadow side is when we feel overwhelmed with challenges in our lives; the child may not feel prepared to face them.  He/she discovers that the world around us is not ideal or fair and contains imperfections at every stage.  As this child’s happy bubble breaks, it leads to feelings of despair, and the child finds itself feeling overwhelmed. And so the behaviour carries on. “What we resist, persists”.

The law of nature is the law of balance. Telling the truth is the best thing for your health, wealth and consciousness.

There are five types of mental activity. They may or may not cause suffering.

These five are:

  1. Understanding -Understanding is the correct knowledge based on diet, perception, inference, or the reliable testimony of others.
  2. Misunderstanding – Misunderstanding is the delusion that stems from a false sense of reality.
  3. Imagination – Imagination is thought based on an image conjured up by words, and is without substance.
  4. Sleep – Sleep is the mental activity that has as its content the sense of nothingness.
  5. Memory – Memory is the returning to the mind of past experience.

These five types of mental activity are settled through the practice of yoga and the freedom that it bestows.

Mindful self-reflection helps you make a positive change. Self-compassionate people are more likely to take responsibility for past mistakes, while acknowledging them with greater emotional equanimity. Studies have shown that whether you’re trying to lose weight, quit smoking, or start exercising regularly, accepting yourself where you are—and forgiving yourself for setbacks—helps you to engage in healthier behaviours supporting you to succeed. Self-compassion gives you the strength to take care of yourself, even when it’s tempting to succumb to an old habit. Whether you want to change a negative behavior (like overeating or yelling at your kids) or commit to a positive one (like a work-in practice every day), the best approach is to tempt your happiness by cultivating self-compassion and tapping into its transformative power, so that you can stick to your goals—and experience a more fulfilling and happy life.

Thought forms 

Thought forms can be described as energetic patterns that exist within our aura, and they are created by our own thoughts.

Thought-forms directed towards individuals produce definitely marked effects. A thought of love and of desire to protect, directed strongly towards some beloved object, creates a form which goes to the person thought of, and remains in their aura as a shielding and protecting agent; it will seek all opportunities to serve, and all opportunities to defend, not by a conscious and deliberate action, but by a blind following out of the impulse impressed upon it, and it will strengthen friendly forces that impinge on the aura and weaken unfriendly ones. Thus may we create and maintain veritable guardian angels around those we love.

In cases in which good or evil thoughts are projected at individuals, those thoughts, if they are to directly fulfil their mission, must find, in the aura of the object to whom they are sent, materials capable of responding sympathetically to their vibrations. Any combination of matter can only vibrate within certain definite limits, and if the thought-form be outside all the limits within which the aura is capable of vibrating, it cannot affect that aura at all. It consequently rebounds from it, and that with a force proportionate to the energy with which it impinged upon it.

For example if want to receive we need to give first. Take love for instance: you see a relative or friend who is very angry, you send them love and compassion. They don’t want to receive. The thought form bounces back off them like a boomerang and the love returns to you the sender. If they aren’t resonating with it, it’s not going to stick.  However, it will resonate with you if, and only if, you are truly sincere in your well wishes.

Bibliography

Paul Chek blogs

Carolyn Myss – Archetypes

‘The yoga sutras of Patanjali’- Translated by Alastair Shearer

About the Author:

Nisha is a certified Chek practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach.Her journey started when a visiting Laban teacher introduced her to Pilates at Dance College during her first year. It's effects were forgotten but she then re discovered Pilates through Michael King eleven years later whilst running her dance school. Her background spans over 25 years with formal training in classical ballet, modern dance, tap, national choreography, stage production and theatre. Her formation includes Pilates, Thai bodywork, Yoga, GYROTONIC, GYROKINESIS and anatomical studies. Her particular interest is fascia, and the connective lines and movement patterns that allow a full moving structure rather than the isolation of bones and muscles. Her fascination with questioning the traditions of modern medicine and fascination with searching for meaningful answers has taken her in many different directions and has offered her an abundance of opportunities gaining a wealth of knowledge. “I tried many movement modalities and extended my search after experiencing fascia, because of its simplicity in movement. Quickly, I noticed my own body changing as well as the bodies of my own clients. In the last 25 years of teaching I’ve developed a workout unique to Yoga Anatomy". Throughout her studies Nisha has done numerous dissections with Julian Baker and Cery Davies and has the opportunity to take lectures and courses from Robert Schleip, Joanne Avisons, Tom Myers, Matt Wallden, Emma Lane, Gary Carter, Paul Chek, Dan Hellman, Peter Blackaby, James de Silva plus many many more Nishas teaching method promotes reflective self-discovery and provides the requirements to integrate a shift in consciousness for attaining individual goals. She maintains that an attitude of compassion, consistency and joyous humor are excellent components to growth and expanded potential. She welcomes all level of movers from the beginner to the seasoned athlete who have a desire to increase their skill potential, also teachers and students. Her specialties include assisting post rehabilitative individuals, injury prevention for dancers and athletes and advanced movement programs.