This week’s question is “How can you ‘take a stand,’ today?”
So, let’s start by defining, ‘take a stand…’
take a stand
1. To publicly express an opinion or declare a course of action, after careful consideration.
When you take a stand, it is important you stand firmly in your decision. In other words, it is important you believe in your opinion, or course of action and allow others to disagree with it.
Ex: “I decided to quit my job before I found another one, and I’m o.k. with it.”
Ex: “I decided to report my employer to OSHA even though I liked my boss.”
1. 100% accepting of your opinion, decision, or belief.
Ex: “I’m o.k with my choice.”
How can you ‘take a stand,’ today?
- Honor your decision…be at peace.
- Allow others to have opinions…while standing firm in your decision, or statement.
*Be respectful…even if it’s difficult.
*Sometimes it’s better to stay silent, once you’ve made a declaration, or simply say, “I believe in my decision…I can’t foretell the future, but I’ve weighed the pros and cons and I believe in it.”
- See this post: http://wp.me/p3MYzK-1hu
- Surround yourself with people who support you.
- Surround yourself with people who believe in you.
- Surround yourself with people who listen to you.
- Surround yourself with people who trust you.
- Journal, every night, about your decision and list why it was the best one for you!
*This will reaffirm your belief and make it easier to ‘take a stand.’
- Research other people who’ve’ taken a stand…’
*Discover how they’ve done it!
- Be steadfast!
Just keep breathing…
Read this article:
“Be Assertive: How to Stand-Up for Yourself.”
Ask yourself, “How can I take a stand, today?”
Then live from the question and see what unfolds…
Ways to ‘Take a Stand’
Click here: http://www.takeastandforgood.com/ideas/
*As long as you’re not hurtin’ yourself or anyone else. :)
Listen to this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jff-XrAafgA
If you notice you’re in the moment, you’re present, you’re paying attention to every detail, savoring the moment, you win. You are a success!
If you notice you’re not in the moment, you’re not present, you’re not paying attention to every detail, not savoring the moment, you loose.
*Ya gotta do somethin’ to play!
Archive of Stories, Articles and Videos – “The Yoga Book” http://wp.me/p3MYzK-1sn
*Articles, books and videos on “peace, healing, being present, expressing yourself, following your dreams, treating yourself, creating your life, enjoying the moment, simplifying your life, getting unstuck, moving forward, having fun, forgiving, pushing yourself, feeling your feelings, following your heart, loving yourself, having a positive body image, laughing, finding flow, being different, possibility, trusting people, grounding yourself, letting go, happiness, finding your calling, creating peace of mind, setting an intention, etc.” Enjoy!
Imagine what could happened if we all focused on the same intention this week!
*The Yoga Book blog is intended to inspire and influence the collective consciousness!
Remember, everyone is on their own path at their own pace, and we all have the same value.
Please practice yoga safely, and pause or stop when you need to pause or stop. Listen to your body! Also, please consult a doctor before engaging in the practice of yoga. The Yoga Book blog, it’s affiliates, etc. do not take any responsibility for injuries, actions etc. which may occur as a result of doing yoga, focusing on the question/intention, or doing “Today’s Class.” Also, The Yoga Book blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional help. It is simply information based on experience and some research. Remember, you are making your own choices ~ following your own path, your own heart. ‘Tis up to you, what you do, and your sole responsibility. It is also your responsibility, please, to seek the professional help you may need in dealing with the issues that may arise in your life.
…And we all need a little help, sometimes :)
The Yoga Book
*The Yoga Book itself is a personal journal for your insights and inspirations, after a yoga class!
It can also help you determine which ‘style of yoga,’ yoga class, or instructor is right for you.
“The idea for The Yoga Book came to me in a yoga class! I saw it clearly in my mind and I needed somewhere to write it down! Also, I had recently met with a Indian medical doctor, who had said “Different styles of yoga effect people differently, so it is important to know which ‘style of yoga’ is right for you.” So, I decided to create a book, where people could journal about their experiences in a yoga class, write about the different postures – how they felt, get inspired, and write about their insights… Sometimes I would come to class with a problem, any problem, and leave with a solution! And when I did, I’d write it down somewhere, so I decided to create The Yoga Book!”
- Creator of The Yoga Book
*It has 100 pages for notes, and on each page it has an inspirational quote, a space for the date, class, and instructor’s name, and it will be available on Amazon.com very soon!