Birds flying high you know how I feel. Sun in the sky you know how I feel. Breeze driftin on by, you know how I feel. It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day… And, I’m feeling good. -Lyrics for Feeling Good by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
When I teach my Yoga classes, I ask all my students to set their intention or their Sankulpa, before we begin our practice. A sankulpa is a statement formed from within our connection to our higher self. It’s a statement to be honored above all, because it guides us towards our higher purpose, our best self, and helps to guide our choices on our path. But it’s more than just a statement – it’s multidimensional.
Your sankulpa could start simply with the intention, I want to quit smoking. But, your sankulpa, created as a positive statement in the present tense could be I’m so grateful that I’m smoke free. The statement requires no resolve or will power but a becoming or a knowing of who you really are, and evolving to the true sankulpa of –I am healthy, I am whole. It’s a realization that you already are it, a believing. And, so for awhile we walk side by side with this knowing of becoming, and being, at the same time. The longer we can remain in this state of oneness, the faster we are able to become one with our statement. One way I find that really helps is to think of your statement with gratitude. Go ahead and think of it…, now, think of it with gratitude that it’s already true! -… powerful right?
So we continue walking on this path side by side, mindfully aware of our sankulpa, and mindfully at every opportunity acting inline with these goals. As we move forward we remain at peace, content, and forgiving when necessary, of our actions and of where we still currently are. Always, remembering and acknowledging however, that you are already healthy and whole.
Feel Good and Believe!
Just a thought…