When Shiva blinks his third eye, is he still conscious[ness]?
Outside the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
It is my experience that if I can simultaneously accept that I am ultimately not in control even while I am working to meet a particular goal that I feel less stressed by the vagaries of fate.
It’s not easy to do, but I do think that is the balance that the yoga practices–the ones that aren’t trying to have us transcend embodiment–are trying to teach us. And as the weather gets wilder, there will be more opportunities for practice.
Some of the teachings hold themselves out as truest or best. That may indeed be accurate for the one offering the teaching. But most are not for everyone.
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