LESSONS from YOGA BABY ...CAN WE can CAN'T ?

Yoga Baby doesn't even have teeth yet. 

No Teefers inside that happy grin. No swollen gums. No white ridges. Just buckets of drool

No Teefers inside that happy grin. No swollen gums. No white ridges. Just buckets of drool

Danger Will Robinson! Ben's mobile . .  . 

Danger Will Robinson! Ben's mobile . .  . 

Yoga Baby's father didn't try pulling himself up to standing until he was 11 months. It wasn't a matter of "can" or "can't" . . . He didn't even want to try.

Yoga Baby's father didn't try pulling himself up to standing until he was 11 months. It wasn't a matter of "can" or "can't" . . . He didn't even want to try.

He just recently--at 7 months-- learned to crawl. 

 

 

Now, not 3 weeks later YOGA BABY pulled himself up to standing all by himself.

Look Ma!

 

 

At 8 months, Yoga Baby's Aunt Lexi could stand, holding on. But she needed help to get up there. 

At 8 months, Yoga Baby's Aunt Lexi could stand, holding on. But she needed help to get up there. 

Then, why Yoga Baby? HOW?

One day last week, when no one was watching, so no one was there to tell him "be careful" "no no Baby" "You might fall, Yoga Baby grabbed hold of the laundry basket and pulled himself up to standing.

The Laundry Basket is there. I'm here. The folks aren't here to tell me "no", so I say 'YES!"  

"Come on, Legs! Don't fail me now. Straighten up! Be strong! Give me some lift off!

Tah Dah!  The View from Up Here is soooo much nicer!

Tah Dah!  The View from Up Here is soooo much nicer!

Now--"No Prob, Bob!"--YOGA BABY pulls himself up all the time. 

But, how did you know you could do it, Yoga Baby?

That's the thing. It's not about knowing you CAN. . . . It's about not thinking "I CAN'T"

It's about starting from a place of "CAN!"  Then asking yourself "HOW?"

But . . . but: Are we born with that niggling voice that tells us "Can't." "No." "Don't Even Try?" "You're Gonna Fail"?

What do you think? Is that "Can't" there, talking to Yoga Baby even while he's pulling himself up? But because he can't talk yet, he doesn't understand what it's saying? Is that why Yoga Baby dares the impossible? Or does "can't" have to be taught?

Is "Can" in our nature and "Can't" from our nurture? 

If "Can't" is learned, can it be unlearned? 

Can we fire Can’t? —Can we Can it?

We Can!

 

Start with Can! Then, take a lesson from Yoga Baby, and ask yourself: How?

              HOW? STARTS NOW!