Saturday, November 21, 2009

Yoga Sutra 1.2


Yogas Citta Vrtti Nirodhah

Yoga Sutra 1:2

The restraint (nirodhah) of the modifications (vritti) of the mind-stuff (chitta) and of individuality. The purpose of yoga is to dissolve the "I-ness" and realize our True Nature. How you can make the most of your life.

I'm not into self-promotion, but I am certainly guilty of it. There's something about fishing for a compliment, praise, or acknowledgment that makes me feel like I'm screaming 'look at me, notice me'... and then, there's the me that is simply waiting for someone to take initiative to do what I think they should do for themselves or for me... how many countless hours spent in a lifetime just wishing, waiting, and hoping...

But, then, I also embody the opposite - I'm a doer, a pitta, a lover of life and all things moving. At times I have so many plates spinning in the air that I have to gasp when I feel one may tip over and break.

Yoga practice... learning to practice self-control, self-reformation, and self-adjustment. It's those moment by moment adjustments that are shaping me into something I'm beginning to feel comfortable with. A sense of lightness, freedom and joy that says, I am not who I think I am, I am truly something more. My True Nature...making the most of my life.

In Joy,

Mel

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