Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Yoga or Cross Fit?
One of the amazing things about the internet is that you can share your opinion on any subject with thousands (or more) people all over the world. Anyone who has access to the web, can write just about whatever they want. Just about anyone has a chance to be heard. Pretty amazing.
I see alot of stuff pop up about what people don't like, or what they think other people are doing wrong...why they hate yoga, what's wrong with parents in this country, why you shouldn't be a vegan...the list goes on.
It's cool - freedom of speech, right? It's empowering & sharing opinions is interesting. We are a diverse people - it makes life interesting, for sure. And a really opinionated blog or post gets people fired up, it gets attention, it's exciting.
It gets people talking & blogging & posting more...it's gets people thinking. And then people begin to take sides. "I'm right - you're wrong". We become divided & separated from each other.
Diversity is wonderful - thank goodness for all if it. Different opinions & contrast make for an interesting life. But beneath the superficial differences, we're the same. We are all energy & light & yes, love. We are all just trying to do our best, in different ways.
Can you voice your opinion without being divisive? I think you can. I love yoga! I love the style of yoga I teach. Does that mean everyone needs to practice my style of yoga? Does that mean if you're not practicing my style of yoga I'm better than you? Of course not! I like to think that I'm practicing something that helps me be a better person & maybe can help me make this world a better place. Don't we all want that? Does it matter if it's yoga, or going to church, or doing cross fit?
What if we spent more time trying to find ways to identity what we have in common. What if we spent more time trying to find common ground, ways to unify. It may not attract as much attention, but that's my yoga off my mat.