10 Sep When people notice our palpable transformation
Schopenhauer, the legendary metaphysical and ethical philosopher, once said that all truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self evident.
Strangely enough, yoga followed a similar path for me.
Initially, my friends and family make jokes. About my outfits, about yoga being a cult, about the series being nothing but sweaty stretches, and about me being one of three men in class.
But once they started to notice the palpable transformation in my life, mentally, emotionally, physically, socially, the ridicule was soon replaced by curiosity. They stopped making jokes and started respecting me for trying to do something for myself.
Some of them even asked if they could tag along with me for a class.
It reminds me of a brilliant mantra from the evangelical church world.
You don’t need sell the world on the quality of your springs, just give others the chance to jump on the trampoline with you.
Is your life a living testimony to what you believe?
Scott Ginsberg is the author of 40 books, a TEDx speaker, the world record holder of wearing nametags, and the author A Year in Hot Yoga: Daily Meditations for On and Off the Mat. Scott is a Community Leader at Yoga Tribe Brooklyn, where he is a daily practitioner and the Managing Editor of their award winning blog. Learn more at www.nametagscott.com