If you're like me, you make a new year's resolution and you fail. Well, it's that time of year again!
Every year, people make resolutions to start yoga, lose weight, change their diet, begin meditating and become healthy. And every year, they fail miserably.
And that's a good thing, says yoga teacher Ted Lafferty of the Yoga Studies Institute in Arizona, because we fail forward. If we didn't fail, we'd never evolve. This isn't just New Age thinking. In Buddhist cosmology, if we're all about pleasure, we're living in a "god realm" and have no need to leave it. Conversely, if we're always in pain, we're in a hell that is nearly impossible to escape from. Somewhere in the middle are ordinary human beings, who need an edge to move forward. "We don't get motivated by being comfortable," Lafferty explains. "We need just enough disatisfaction to want to improve, and just enough pleasure to know how good it feels to get there." That's really why we make resolutions, to force ourselves to grow.
Read more about noble failures on the Huffington Post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/red-room/new-years-resolutions_b_1133649.html
Thanks to the great folks at Redroom for making this happen.
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