In Yoga Sutra 2.46, Patanjali speaks of a establishing a Steady Comfortable Posture. This is sage advice for long hours of mediation, and for life in general.
Steady and comfortable is not to say that things stay the same, but it’s a concept of working in a sustainable manner that doesn’t give rise to ripples on the mind – a.k.a. stress.
Consider a Steady Comfortable Posture in your:
Yoga Practice: Anjali Mudra, commonly known as hands in prayer, this mudra is balancing and invokes the spirit within. Look for the place where you feel the balance between too little and too much. Are doing enough to create balance in body, mind and spirit? Are you do to much to create balance in body, mind, and spirit? It takes effort to both move forward and to not allow your mind to push too hard.
Life: Oh to have a steady comfortable posture in life, is it possible? This, for me at least, is where the practice of yoga is invaluable. Life seems to be anything but steady and comfortable. Keeping things simple is the closest I can get. Taking one step at a time, not reaching for things I’m not ready to accomplish yet. Why do I always want to get to the end rather than enjoying the middle? Leapfrogging is not steady and it agitates my mind, which means what I’m reaching for is not making me happy, so what’s the point? Steady, comfortable progression keeps stress at bay.
Business: Almost every business is focused on growth. Businesses need to grow and change or they will likely wither and die. But growth can become an unhealthy obsession for our minds. Where does happiness lie in your growth plan? Consider how much growth you truly can sustain, and what growth costs your peace of mind. Where is the balance between too little and too much? The place where business is Steady and Comfortable, and allows you to be Steady and Comfortable.