Listening too much to others and placing too much importance on their perspectives can mean we start to lose sight of our own unique perspectives. Instead of becoming more informed, we run the risk of becoming overloaded with information or following along blindly.
How does perception of another individual become so skewed that we are shocked when we learn of their mortal shortfalls? And why does seeing the dark side of a teacher hurt so much more than if the corner grocer or local barista does the same thing?
It's hard to read any yoga blog these days without coming across the lengthy, messy break-up currently unfolding in the Anusara yoga community following the disclosure of Anusara founder John Friend's, well, rather philandering ways.