This is for me one of the most fascinating themes within freediving, because everyone comes up against this block at some stage but it is relatively easy to resolve, once clarity and light are shed on the knot of frustration and 'failed' performances. It is the basis of the conundrum that is competitive freediving; how can we achieve success in a sport that requires we step away from the entire concept of 'success' in order to succeed?
Success and failure are polar extremes on the human-created continuum of achievement. However, as with all human-created concepts, they are just that, concepts, or illusions. The Universe does not set out for some of us to succeed, and others to fail; it sets out for all of us to learn. Each and every situation, conversation, thought, experience, and dive, is an opportunity for us to learn. However, because we create benchmarks of what we deem to be 'success' we also create our own failures, when we fall short of our benchmark. But these numbers we fixate on as being our point of achievement are totally arbitrary; when we start out 20m seems like an impossible feat, but very soon, we are looking towards 30, 40, 50m and 20m seems paltry and disappointing as a 'limit'. These benchmarks are constantly shifting, demonstrating that they are just projections and perspectives, not real in their own right.
Every freediver should spend time with this course to sort through the illusions of polarisation, and return to the understanding that the real goal and value in freediving, and life, is to use each experience, 'good' or 'bad', as a golden opportunity to learn and grow.
Videos in this course:
- Lecture: ‘Success & Failure’ - 11 mins
- Meditation: ‘Conquer Self-Animosity’ - 14 mins
- Pranayama: ‘Sodarshan Chakra Kriya’ - 21 mins
- Lecture: ‘Sat Kriya and Perfectionism’ - 12 mins
- Kriya: ‘Sat Kriya’ - 24 mins
- Visualisation: ‘I Trust’ - 32 mins
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
- Six videos and two hours of targeted SUCCESS AND FAILURE training
- A further two hours of tips and technique training in 22 "How to..." videos
- Video streaming on any mobile device
- Audio downloads of the lectures and visualisations to take with you wherever you want
- Step by step six week programme to ensure you get the best out of your SUCCESS AND FAILURE experience
- Life time access to all videos and content
WHY IS SUCCESS AND FAILURE IMPORTANT?
SUCCESS AND FAILURE is possibly the most powerful course yet in this series - it contains two of the three most powerful practices ever taught in the ancient technology of Kundalini Yoga, both of which I have practiced for extended periods at various times, and to which I attribute a HUGE part of my freediving performances.
We live in societies and families that are almost entirely judgement based - how smart we are, what career we have, how much money we earn, how many cars, how large our house etc etc… Without being aware of it we are constantly comparing ourselves with our colleagues, friends and peer group, and much of the time we come out badly in that comparison. This means that our self-esteem - how worthy we perceive ourselves to be - is based on what other people do, or what other people think of us. When we focus on these external benchmarks, or our own perception of them, we are powerless to change, or we put ourselves under so much pressure to out-perform others that we burn out or breakdown or simply check-out of the race. When this attitude creeps into our freediving, we compare our dives to those of our friends, or expectations which we have set for ourselves, which most of the time are based on external factors rather than any truth from inside of us.
We can each learn that the value in life is in LEARNING, and growing at our own pace, to reach our own destiny - where other people are headed, and how quickly they are getting there, has absolutely no relevance to us or our lives or dives. Once you can start to shift to learning, rather than performing, you will find that the pressure is off, the joy increases, and the experience transforms into something even greater than you could ever have dreamed of.
PREMIUM clients will receive a personal online consultation and three one to one sessions with Sara.