The biggest challenge is to turn up every day and commit to your daily practice for 40 Days. For this time start a journal to observe your transformation from your mind through to your heart. Observe and be the witness to the silence deep within. Perseverance and discipline will open you the doors to freedom and compassion to yourself and others.
You will become your best friend!
Sankalpa is a resolve about something that you would like to achieve for about yourself. It has to be positive and to the point. Its a seed that you are planting in your mind and through practice and relaxation it sinks deep into your heart. In your heart you allow it to grow as you nurture it with your breath. It takes 21 days to create or change a habit. It is not enough just to change your external habits, you also have to change your mind set, attachments to believes and thought patterns. So are you up for this personal Challenge?
The Scorpion and the Frog
A scorpion is asking a frog to carry him across a river. The frog is afraid of being stung during the trip, but the scorpion argues that if it stung the frog, the frog would sink and the scorpion would drown. The frog agrees and begins carrying the scorpion, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When asked why, the scorpion points out that this is its nature.
The fable is used to illustrate the position that the natural behaviour of some creatures is inevitable, no matter how they are treated and no matter what the consequences. It is also used to illustrate that a person (frog) is to blame for the trouble they are in if it was caused by associating with another (scorpion) they know to be no good.
I have included this little story to stimulate a discussion and to raise the question, whether we can change a habit or not! What are your thoughts?