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Soul food: Be content

Soul food:Be content with what you have

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you ~ Lao Tzu

Swim against the tide of our culture which every day tries to tell us we’re lacking and not good enough.

Practise the yoga principle of Santosha – the art of contentment.

Be grateful for who you are and what you have NOW.

Breathe and revel in this moment, for in this moment all is well.

And know that you have all the strength and courage and love and wisdom inside you that you need to realize your dreams.

You ARE enough.

Losing the comparison game? Let yoga & mindfulness help you

Scales of justice
Do you compare yourself and find yourself wanting?

The comparison game. Do you play it?

The constant comparing yourself to others? Not feeling good enough? Feeling frustrated, ashamed, or angry that your life, achievements, appearance don’t match up?

Don’t feel bad – we all do it and get that sinking feeling of being not-good-enough-in-comparison to someone else.

There’s something about our culture which promotes comparison.

The glossy magazines, the adverts showing unattainable lifestyles, the side bars of shame. The carefully curated social media streams designed to illustrate how perfect that person’s life is.

Every day we see images and message which press our “not good enough” button which leaves us feeling anxious and stressed and disappointed.

But it’s not good for us to think and feel this way. It erodes our self-esteem. Read more…