Sunday Mornings // Gaze & Gander

Life Lessons from Yoga: If your gaze is fixed on something unsteady, so will you be.

Have you ever noticed that, when doing yoga, you tend to get wobbly if the person in front of you gets wobbly? At the very least it takes extra concentration to stay balanced. This is why it’s recommended to focus on a spot on the wall or the floor. It got me thinking about how this is such a perfect picture for Christians to look to. A steady balance is hard. It requires a solid core and intentional focus. And wobbling now and then is inevitable. But where is our gaze? Are we fixed on something steady? Something unchanging? Because once you lock your eyes, go back to your core strength and focus – you tend to shape up and re-balance, amiright? It actually works every time.

I snapped this picture while I was in Switzerland a few years ago. I love how at first your eyes go to the church — its so stunning — but then you look to the top right and realize the real gem in the frame is the cross.

“Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:25‬

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are fixed on You, because they trust in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3-4
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