The Friday morning classes are filling up! We only fit six in the room, so if you intend on coming down, please let me know first. AUM
May peace reign in the world. Amma is embracing the faithful in Barcelona today…I didn’t make the journey and perhaps don’t quite regret it. But, there is a bit of longing there….Listen to Sheila Chandra chant a shanti mantra, to assuage all sadness and bring peace to the planet.
Hey! Eco Altea was fine, although I was nursing a head cold. I offered two yoga classes on Sunday afternoon, both well-attended.
Hola! Eco Altea fue un éxito no obstante el resfriado que me agarró por la nariz! Dirigí dos clases de yoga el domingo por la tarde, ambas bien llenitas.
Una parte fundamental de la filósofia del yoga que yo conozco es la existencia de Isvara, ó sea, La Conciencia Universal Pura. Cuando limpiamos la mente, limpiamos el aparato con lo que nuestra conciencia personal pura, purusha, percibe el mundo . Central a nuestra teoría es la idea que cada ser humano lleva dentro de si una chispa de la Conciencia Universal Pura. Por lo cual, cada persona es divino.
No lo olvidaís! Sois divinos!
Patience is a quality associated with the root chakra, the Muladhara chakra. The root chakra is associated with the element Earth. Earth changes slowly and deliberately. I’ve never seen a rock looking at a clock!
As I began to write yesterday, patience has an element of faith in the unknown. When we are impatient, we allow the intellect and the ego to (attempt to) determine our course . We don’t tend to wait and see…we manipulate and cajole in order to secure our chosen outcome.
When one has faith, it’s easier to have patience. In Yoga Sutra 1.19-1.20, Patanjali describes the two types of aspirants, characterizing the majority as requiring faith, as well as other characteristics. When there is a deep faith in the course one is following, patience naturally follows. Why rush? one thinks, my time will come.
Indeed it will. Have faith, be patient, still your mind and follow your course. Be true to your heart and your intuition. If in doubt, be kind and don’t fear, wait and see what happens. It will probably be better than you imagined. Faith. Patience.