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Cathedral Rock Lesson #2 ~ Balance Your Yin & Yang

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a good “to do” list. Being able to write stuff down, complete them, and then cross them off can be quite rewarding. But, I realize that sometimes when I’m that focused, I lose my peripheral vision and miss out on all the important things that are happening around me.

On the other side of the spectrum, I have moments (or even days) when I can get so lost in the moment that I’m enjoying every moment and feeling like a kid again. At these times, though, it often seems like I can’t complete the simplest tasks and I start to “get behind.”

All of us to navigate these two polar energies in our daily life, especially if we want to use our lives to serve others. In this video – the third in a video series of little lessons I learned while hiking Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona, I share why it’s important to balance these two sides of ourselves.

It’s a tricky thing to balance our in-the-moment self with our goal-oriented self. The part of us that wants to experience and connect with our surroundings represents our feminine nature, and the part of us that wants to conquer and divide, or in other words, reach those goals, represents our masculine side.

Both are needed for a well-rounded life.

The key to balancing these two is very simple and two-fold. First you need to realize what your natural tendency is – are you more masculine, goal-oriented or more feminine in-the-moment? And second, you simply need to pay more attention to the weaker side for about 30 days.

In fact, schedule in some activities – goal-oriented ones or completely playful, unfocused ones, depending on what you need.

One of my mentors, Tony Robbins talks a lot about balancing these two sides for true happiness. He calls it balancing the science of success (the masculine) with the art of fulfillment (the feminine).

My wish for you is that you have both success and fulfilled.

Love and blessings,

Vicki

8 Comments:

  • November 21, 2014

    Very good advice. Set the goal, then enjoy the journey!

  • Robin Munson
    November 21, 2014

    Thanks for the reminder, Vicki. I do tend to get lost in the moment – frequently! So I have been writing myself a list more often, and I must say – it feels really good to get to the end of the day and realize I actually reached a goal or two! I don’t think I’m in much danger of going too far in that direction. 🙂

  • Ivory E. Mobley
    November 21, 2014

    Thanks, I look forward to visiting Sedona, Az in 2015.
    Please continue your great work, and may the blessings flow.

  • Amy Gregory
    November 21, 2014

    Love it! Thank you, Vicki! I am planning lots of play time… wait… maybe I shouldn’t plan it but just let it happen?

  • Vicki
    November 21, 2014

    LOL, Amy. Balance is always good. Why don’t you plan the time (to make sure it happens) and then just roll with whatever comes. xoxo, Vicki

  • Vicki
    November 21, 2014

    Make it happen Ivory. You’re going to love it!! xoxo, Vicki

  • Vicki
    November 21, 2014

    Great, Robin. It all starts with knowing you’re tendencies and moving from there, right? Yeah on the lists. There’s something peculiarly satisfying about crossing stuff off, isn’t there? xoxo, Vicki

  • Vicki
    November 21, 2014

    Yes, Madeleine, but it’s pretty challenging to do BOTH, isn’t it? I used to teach yoga to kids who where around 9 years old. I would divide them into teams and do a yoga “relay race” where they would have to do silly yoga things in the room — like individual poses while holding hands or writing certain yoga words on the board and such. I’d give the team who finished first (the masculine/yang team) 5 points and I’d give the team that cooperated and enjoyed the process the best (the feminine/yin team) 5 points as well. Almost always, the 5 points went to two different teams and we had a tie! I think maybe once in the whole year did ONE team get both sets of points. Now that’s yin and yang! 🙂 xoxo, Vicki

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