Control: Mantras

Compiled by Jen Serdetchnaia

It’s been 7 hours and 15 days. Understand that nothing is within your control. Stillness is an illusion.

Do you know the difference between engagement and tension? Pain is good because it’s a reminder of our limitations. Let stress serve as a reminder to relax.

Why look toward where you don’t want to be? Why focus on what you don’t want? Let comfort be your guide. Less time in position, more time in transition. Less about the movement, more about the breath. Don’t reach for what’s not yours. Don’t lunge for what’s not yours. Don’t force yourself into a position that you’re not ready for. If you can linger in the shape then you own it.

Only do what you can do and always do what you can do. The doing is the success. It goes by fast as long as you don’t resist. The end points are easy, it’s what’s in the middle that’s difficult. Just flow. Sometimes we miss what we truly need.

Whatever you’re feeling, feel less. Whatever you’re trying for, pull back. Soften your strengths. Let go of it if it doesn’t serve. Effortless effort. Balance working hard and letting go. It’s harder than it looks.

The quickest path is to be where you are now. If there is no desire, then you have everything. Every option is perfect. What you did and what you didn’t do and who you aren’t that you wish you were, let it all go. We are human beings not human doings. Believe the hype.

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.