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Dylan Werner (@dylanwerneryoga) Instagram photos and videos
List of Instagram medias taken by Dylan Werner (@dylanwerneryoga)
Sunsets are always prettier after the rain. Or is it the rain that allows us to appreciate the sunsets? . When I was younger, I had a hard time trying to understand why bad things happen. While there are horrible atrocities that happen every day and I know I’ll never understand, I do know that it’s the heartbreak that shows you the value of love, sickness that makes you want to be healthy and take care of yourself, hunger that makes food taste so good and death that gives life meaning.
Social media has a greater importance in my life than I would like to admit. I often create unnecessary pressure on myself about what to write and post. This often leads to days of me not posting because I don't think I have anything of value to say or share. . When I started my Instagram, I never thought it would have any significance in my life. I definitely had no idea that I would be able to reach out to so many people to share my thoughts and opinions. It’s something that I lightheartedly take seriously. Seriously, because I have been blessed with a great opportunity to have a voice to inspire, and lightheartedly because I don’t want to take myself serious. . The Dalai Lama says that the key to joy is thinking about yourself less. He says that when he speaks, he doesn’t think “I am the Dalai Lama,” because there is only one Dalai Lama and that creates a tremendous amount of pressure. Instead, he thinks that he is just one of 7 billion people. To be a part of the whole rather than separate releases the need to be “something,” it alleviates the pressure of thinking there is something to prove, to be set apart. Separation creates suffering, yet we are continually looking to stand out, to stand apart. . To think about yourself less, all you need to do is think about others more. This is one of the simplest and most fulfilling paths to free yourself from the ego. It seems counterintuitive, but it is more gratifying, more satisfying, and more joyful to serve others. There is nothing more empty than a life of only serving yourself. . Social media can be a beautiful tool to serve, inspire, encourage and love. But like any tool, it can become a weapon depending on how you hold it.
With hard work even the most difficult material can be grasped. What I’ve come to experience with people when it comes to learning is that it is not the difficulties that are the deterrent but the hard work. Many questions I get from students on how to achieve something are actually questions looking for a short cut or the easiest way. . There are definitely better and more successful ways to learn or train at things but if you skip the process to find these ways you often skip the most important part of learning; challenge and determination through failure. . Failure has been my greatest teacher. By not knowing the quickest or easiest way, I’ve had to work through more challenges and experienced many failures with fewer successes, but those successes have come with a greater sense of understanding and feeling of accomplishment. It was the challenge that presented the growth not the idea of success. Hard work then becomes the purpose and not just the means. . I believe that the greatest teachers don’t show you the way, they present to you the obstacles. . Wearing @aloyoga
Playing music with others is more about listening to what they are doing rather than making yourself heard. Sometimes the notes you don’t play are the most important because they create the space for accompaniment. . I value the importance of listening. It’s often a skill that gets overlooked. If you are speaking, you cannot learn anything, you are just saying what you already know. When you listen, there is an opportunity to be filled with knowledge. . There’s a reason why we have one mouth and two ears. Because we need to listen twice as much as we speak. . It’s a rare opportunity to play two RAV Vasts together. Thank you @pranaforceyogabria for this magical jam sesh. . Wearing @aloyoga Drum @ravvast