Updated: Jan 16
The quote pictured was written in a letter to Ram Dass by the Tibetin Lama as he was dying. I found this quote in a talk by Ram Dass on Podcast “Ram Dass Here and Now” episode 25- “Reflections on Suffering.”
Each of us human beings has events in our lives that shatter the foundation of who we thought we were and face us with a new reality of who we really are. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, an ancient yogic text, talks about the "hindrances of the mind" which lead to suffering. There are 5 of these hindrances or Kleshas and the first one is Avidya or Ignorance or the forgetting of our true nature as Soul Self. This is the concept I am talking about during classes this week. We all suffer- a way to move through the suffering as a means for awakening and growth comes through practicing and learning. Even if your heart is broken- practice. Even if you cry on your mat- practice. Even if you just lay on your mat for an hour- that is practice. It’s important to carve out time to understand who you are beyond your body, senses, emotions, and thoughts- Yoga practices were designed to shine the light of awareness through the darkness to illuminate the True Self. Eventually, with enough practice and learning the Highest Self rests in love and in connection to the Divine in an internal sanctuary, no matter the circumstances. This is the hardest work of all. Personally I have been through much suffering in my life and yoga supported me and gave me deep understanding of why it all had to be. I bring into my classes love, compassion and playfulness to make the work a little lighter. See below on how to practice with me virtually livestream or anytime On Demand any time. ☮🌟💜🌟🕉🦋🕉🌟💜🌟☮ Wednesday's at 6:30pm EST join me for Virtual Sleepy Orange Evening. A 60 minute gentle beginner friendly hatha with a dash of vinyasa class. Livestream through Zoom.
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