Gradings help you stay focused! In our busy day to day life it can be hard to see regular and obvious improvements. Working out at the gym, doing laps or regular jogging are all great, but who is there to challenge you? When are you asked to go a little harder, push a little further, Northstar Gradings do just that. As trainers we ask the question; Are you going for grading? If not why not?
Every couple of months I have a personal session with my teacher and he checks the progress of my meditation practise. He reminded me that with in each meditation sitting each repetition of the mantram is a new beginning and new committment to the practise. The effects of this ancient ritual are not always immediate, and may only surface after years and years of consistent practise. Slowly and surely they seep into your being, and bring the deep well of presence and stillness closer to the surface.
* Winning is not always about passing the finish line first, having the most money, the biggest house or having the last word. Winning is about how much of a difference we’ve made around us. If we’ve done our very best, then we’ve won, regardless of what anyone else may say…
* There can only be one winner in a competition but life isn’t a competition.
Winning is about having a winning attitude and winning ways.