Monday, 1 August 2011

A comedy of As

I caught a documentary about Eddie Izzard, one of my favourite comedians the other day. Not only is he very funny but also seriously inspirational for me. A very short bio, he spent 10 years doing all kinds of stuff from street performance to appearing the Edinburgh Festival to comparing. He was doing all this whilst the world told him he wasn’t a performer and he should go do something else.

That got me thinking about the 3As of Anusara yoga. How strong must your Attitude be to know yourself so strongly that you can follow your heart when the rest of the world is telling you not to? How many times must you have to re-find centre with 10 years of getting knocked back time and again? Then just to keep on doing no matter what. That’s what I mean, love him or loathe him, it’s pretty motivating stuff.

I love the way the 3As flow into each other, none of them work without the others to balance, so your path becomes not too soft, not too hard but just right! And bless Eddie, he keeps redefining his own boundaries, keeps pushing beyond what anyone thought possible. Who doesn’t want a bit more of that self belief in their life?

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