From my apartment last night. 4.24.11
Often times I remember that I can "unlearn" conditioned ways of thinking, behaving, and being. I have the power to change. It's not easy. It takes practice with diligence and a good heart. By tending to my ways of being, I can decide over and over again to do something new. I can think differently and behave as I'd like to rather than reacting to my conditioned ways that no longer serve me.
Just like practicing meditation by tending to my thoughts and returning to my one pointed focus again and again. Just like practicing asana and tending to my breath to maintain balance and ease while challenging myself in postures again and again. Just like practicing my full torso Yoga breath to be able to drop into it whenever I'd like again and again. I can tend to my conditioned ways and "unlearn" them by making another choice again and again simply by practicing.
Eventually, with cumulative practice, thoughts become easier to tend to in meditation.
Asana and breath awareness becomes possible and constant.
Breathing is something you can no longer ignore.
You have the power to change and become your best self.
Practice "unlearning" what no longer serves you.
Rock Your Practice!