Have you ever been overwhelmed with life, particularly when life confronts you with two seemingly impossible choices? Every decision, every choice, brings loss. When we decide on one thing, it means we give up something else. But usually the good in what we choose outweighs the bad of what we don't choose. Those choices require us to thoughtfully think through the options, but they are Continue Reading
I'm sure all of us can fill in the blank --- Practice makes perfect, right? But is that really what life is about? Striving to reach some elusive and stagnant goal, to finally arrive? Krishna instructs Arjuna: You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of a reward, nor should you long for inaction. Perform work in this world, Continue Reading
And that really sums up why I started Notes on Yoga. Many of us have spent our lives striving to obtain things and have ignored the beauty and the blessing of the present moment, of the journey of growth and movement. Yoga helps us stop that pattern and brings us into the present moment, into our bodies and our own individual dharma, so that we can live the lives we are here to live. The Continue Reading
Set thy heart upon the work, but never on its reward. Work not for a reward, but never cease to do thy work. Do the work in the peace of yoga and free from selfish desires, be not moved in success or failure. Yoga is evenness of mind — a peace that is ever the same.
from The Bhagavad Gita, 2: 47-48