Through practice, I’ve come to see that the deepest source of my misery is not wanting things to be the way they are. Not wanting myself to be the way I am. Not wanting the world to be the way it is. Not wanting others to be the way they are. Whenever I’m suffering, I find this war with reality to be at the heart of the problem. – Stephen Cope
The mountain may be the same, but I’m not. Changing old patterns starts from within; although things may look the same on the outside, once the shift has occurred within, things are not the same.
Don’t let looks deceive you. When you look at yourself or others, know that what you don’t see is probably far more important than what you do see.
To be continued …
Hatha—yoga situates you in the present moment, in the now, for the simple reason that it locates you in the body… and the body moves in the present, to be in the body is to be in the now… You cannot move a leg tomorrow or raise an arm yesterday… To go into and out of every posture with tremendous observation invites you to be here and in the now… To be conscious of this eternal union and harmony with the reality… because in going after the body you will touch the soul…
By Swami Ramakrishnananda
The greatest conquest in the world is self conquest, and for an average person that begins with the conquest of the body.
by Swami Veda Bharati