Say yes! to where you are at. Say no! to fighting with where you are at, resisting where you are at, judging where you are at, criticizing where you are at, denying where you are at, pretending you are not where you’re at. Say yes! to where you’re at. That’s the class today, okay.
The principle of this class is that the reality of where you are at, at any moment in time, is the reality of where you are at. Period, end of story. That’s the principle. That’s the truth. In any moment in time you are where you are physically, mentally, emotionally, relationally, spatially in the world and temporally, yeah. You are where you are at and taking any of those, there is a complexity… Any one of those can be broken down into even tinier parts. So where you are at is really complex. In any moment in time, where you are at is a rich. Where you are at is rich, it’s full.
Let’s just take physically. Say yes! to where you’re at physically. Okay. We can take the… Okay, just say yes to where you are at heightwise, okay. Like I am short in our culture. I am below average in height in our culture, in my culture. And I have never… It’s never been something that I put much attention on and I’ve heard that for a lot of short people it’s a big deal. They pretend they’re not short. They don’t accept the reality. There is something about their height that they don’t accept the reality where they are at, okay? Well, the reality of your height is pretty stable. [laughter] You may even be shorter when you get real old. A lot… I have heard that people when they get older their height lessens, okay?
Now your weight fluctuates, but at any moment in time it is what it is. Your weight fluctuates during the day. Oh, oh, oh and how many people spend a lot of time and energy and angst over their weight. Oh, I feel for them. I feel for you, if that’s one of your issues, and I know this is true. So listen up here. You are going to continue for the rest of your life with that angst. Well, at least until you get too old to care about your weight. Unless you learn this principle of saying yes! to where you are at physically. And what it feels like to really, really be embodying the truth of where you are at physically and accepting the reality of where you’re at physically. I am telling you if you have weight issues, this is the key principle that if you have not learned this principle yet… Okay, and just learning the principle is the first step. The second step is learning the skill. Say yes! to where you are at physically. Okay, that means awareness. Awareness to say yes! to where you are at physically. You’ve got to be aware of where you’re at physically. Yeah, and if you spend a lot of mental attention not liking where you’re at physically and learning… It’s perfectly okay if you did not like where you’re at physically. But what happens for most of us when we don’t like things, when we don’t like things, we fight against them. We put them down. We pretend they are not the way they are. Yeah. That’s not a good strategy. Yeah, say yes! to where you are at physically.
Okay, I am just… Where you’re at physically is complex. It’s a big job to take care of your body. It’s a complex job to take care of your body. Say yes! to where you’re at with how your chest feels. Are you even aware of your chest? Are you aware of the patterns that go on in your chest? Are you aware of your back? Say yes! to the reality of your back. Can you even feel what your back feels like? I’m turning off the recorder for 30 to 60 seconds and feel the reality of where you’re at in your chest and in your back, in your upper back.
Okay, so how’d you do? How aware of your chest did you get in that 30 to 60 seconds? How easy is it for you to be aware of what your back is feeling? Are you aware of your spine? Is your spine part of your back? Well, yes. And your chest? Well, there’s a lot going on in your chest. You got lungs inside your chest. You got all those ribs in your chest and your sternum, and you got your heart. Your heart is in your chest, too, isn’t it? Yeah. That’s a lot going on. You got your esophagus, part of your esophagus in your chest. And you know, yeah, you got a lot in your chest and in your back, yeah. Say yes to where you’re at in your chest and in your back. Like how many of us are even aware of our chest and our back as we go about our lives?
Yeah. This is a skill. The principle is the reality of what your… Of where you’re at in any moment in time. Period. End of story. That’s the principle. The skill of saying yes! to where you’re at physically is, well, is a very functional skill. It’s a skill… It’s a very functional skill. It’s a very key fundamental skill for optimal functionality. Now if you’re listening to this and you don’t get how fundamental, how important, how basic it is, how healthy it is, how in your best interest it is to increase your skill at being grounded, connected to the reality of where you’re at every moment, let me know. Let me know. Tell me… Tell me your thoughts. Tell me your any, any… Make an argument for why it’s not in your best interest to be grounded in where you’re at, and it can be physically, mentally and emotionally. This class have been focusing on physically. I… Yeah, I am… I know, I know it’s in your best interest to be in harmony with the reality of where you’re at physically. I know that’s in your best interest, and I know it’s a skill. And it’s an attentional skill. I know it’s a skill of optimal functionality. I know it’s a skill for happiness. I know that. I want… If you don’t know that, if you don’t get it, and yeah, I don’t want you to believe… Yeah, okay, if you… And you don’t need to know it, but if you don’t agree, if you disagree with me, if you think I’m full of you-know-what, let me know why. Let me know your reasons. Let me know the… Yeah. Make a case for why, okay.
Or if you’re like, well, you really like, “Well it sounds that you’re really confident about this, but I don’t know why? Why you’re so confident?” Send me your questions, too. Send me your questions. If I can answer your questions about why is this so fundamental, I would love the opportunity to do that. Say yes! to where you’re at. Say no! to denying where you’re at. Say no! to resisting where you’re at. Say no! to pretending you’re not where you’re at.