yoga-philosophy

Jealousy simmered inside me. A flame of frustration at the utter unfairness in life flashed in my mind for a moment.
We need stories, even those that aren't true. Maybe the Ferguson story will be the one that is told the longest- maybe it won't. But, it is, if only temporarily, expressing and evoking feelings of injustice that will inspire the actions that the race problem needs.
I am glad you quit smoking last week. I know how hard it is to change habits. That's why I am writing this. I want you to succeed and I think this can help.
Recognize that this is a process. As you endeavor along, building skill here, embrace the unfinished state that we are all in.
Using the physical body as the main component of a spiritual practice is newly popular and barely existed just a few decades ago. Prior to that, asana was viewed as a single limb on a larger tree, mostly used as a way to get the body ready to sit in meditation for a long time without distraction.
By letting go of harmful desire, I got more of the physical depth that I'd wanted before, yet the shapes of the poses barely mattered now. What did matter was how good it felt to just be with what is and let go of what isn't.
When I started doing yoga, I loved most of what happened in the classes. One thing I did not love, though, was the chanting of "om." None of my early teachers could explain what it meant or why we were doing it.