• 09 AUG 15
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    Don’t be afraid of yourself, look inwards…..

    Don’t be afraid of yourself, look inwards…..

    Without our familiar props, we are faced with just ourselves,

    a person who we do not know, an unnerving stranger

    with whom we have been living all the time but but never really wanted to meet. Isn’t that why we have tried to fill every

    moment of time with noise and activity, however boring or trivial,

    to ensure that we are never left in silence with this stranger on our own?

    Sogyal Rinpoche

    I read this verse in a book: 2500 Years of WISDOM sayings of the Great Masters.

    I immediately felt drawn to the concept of stripping ourselves away from the ‘stuff’ of our lives. The clutter we gather around us, the material matter that we cling to, to feel safe and secure! We all do it and we are encouraged to fill our lives with activity, constant work and meaningless chit chat and never allowing ourselves to stop, slow down, look  inside. Learning to be alone with just ourselves, enjoying things in ‘slow motion’ and looking inward is something we can all benefit from!

    Our Yoga practice can give us the feeling of ‘slow motion’ , whether it is a focused attention to the alignment in a Yoga Posture or the concentrated focus of a breathing technique.

    Perhaps even more than that,

    the Mindfulness Meditation, a focus of going inwards.

    Finding stillness, Peacefulness and inner Quit!

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