It sounds kind of silly to say that if we want something in life, we must be willing to receive it. I mean if you want something, then why wouldn’t you be open to receive it when it appears in your life? But it’s true. Most of us go through life with walls up that we put there to protect ourselves; it’s a defense mechanism. Many times, we are not even aware that we have these barriers. Often the things and people we want in our lives most elude us because we are subconsciously keeping them out with our defensive armor or our impaired vision caused by hurt, disappointment or even trauma. These barriers can prevent us from growing in our faith, our relationships and our professional life (and, yes, even in our yoga practice.)
In yoga, the Sanskrit term for this is avidya: incorrect seeing or ignorance. Misperception or wrong vision is the base of many struggles. We can sometimes see things more clearly when we let go of how we think things should look and when we remove our bias caused by our experiences.
Instead of subconsciously shutting things out that we desire in our life and sabotaging our joy, what if we were to let down our guard and ask God to show us where we have set up roadblocks? What if we truly explored the possibilities, softened our hearts and removed our blinders to expand our vision?
I encourage you to spend some time praying and meditating this week. Ask God to open your eyes and remove the blinders to attitudes and beliefs that may be blocking your blessings.
Ephesians 1:17-19 “I keep asking that the God of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”
“The seeker of God is the real lover of vidya, unchangeable truth; all else is avidya, relative knowledge.” – P. Yogananda
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