DecayPosted: July 15, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, ego, exercise, freshly pressed, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, hope, kindness, life, love, lululemon, Manipulation, marathon, meditation, motivation, natural, paleo, passion, perspective, pilates, running, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga 11 Comments
I would prefer not to-
Many, many issues in life arise when the self-centered aspect of our being, our ego, goes unchecked and uncontrolled. Manipulation … Let’s take a moment to say this aloud: Manipulation.
Manipulation is the preferred means of the ego in order for it to get what it wants, no matter the cost or damage incurred. Manipulation in a physical form can be seen all around this lovely Monday morning. Peek in on a yoga class and you’ll see well-intentioned folks pushing, gushing negative energy, simply not “being”. Manipulation in a physical form can be seen at the local trail head as well, ace bandages covering throbbing, painful injuries. Knee braces supporting a weakened limb, headphones and devices tuning out the present moment.
If we seek diligently enough, maybe in a misty bathroom mirror … Manipulation can be seen to work on the emotional level as well. Bending us, forcing us to meet the manipulator(s) desires.
Manipulation on both an emotional and physical level blocks us from being free, ourselves and destroys our free will.
Excellent perspective, as I sit with electrodes attached to my shoulder and back at PT. 😉
Been in your same shoes, take care today!
I recently read here from half moon yoga: “I am not the centre of the universe.”
I like that as a reminder to touch base inside me, that whatever we see as our weaknesses are there to inspire us, not to dwell on ego that can lead us to further entanglements.
Like most of my posts and the way I think for the most part – This post “should” resonate a little bit deeper later in the week, fingers crossed.
Dwell and manipulation are words and actions that we embrace far too often, rather than simply being happy who we are, where we are.
Off to polish up the posts for the rest of week … Take care my friend and be well. 🙂
Much needed message today… Thank you 🙂
As always, no problem. 🙂 I hope all is well and please take care!
Aye – so very true and causes me to stop and pause and to consider. Great reminder
We often think we are subjected to manipulation by outside sources, when most of the time – its ourselves doing the manipulating.
I am extremely proud to hear how well you are doing, pretty cool and inspiring! 🙂
Thank you! Your help was very important in getting me here 🙂
Very succinctly put. I am working hard at not letting others’ desires manipulate me into doing/being things I don’t want. Your blog helps me in finding my own way to be the person I’ve always wanted to be.
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