May 8, 2023
Weaving the Yoga Sutra: Are you a follower?
Would you rather follow a teacher or a teaching?
Part of the learning process involves recognizing if the teacher is trustworthy and well-intentioned. The other part is testing the teaching to ensure that it is applicable and useful for us at the time. By paying attention to...
May 1, 2023
Weaving the Yoga Sutra: Learning to learn
The essence of learning is tolerable discomfort.
All learning will, by definition, help us transcend our current views and understanding, and thus, in the process we are going to feel uncomfortable. The better we are at managing this discomfort the more effective our learning...
Apr 24, 2023
Weaving the Yoga Sutra: What do I know?
Is it possible that what you know leads you to a sense of unity and integration?
What do I know? How do I know what I know? Is what I know the result of my direct experience? Is it possible that my knowledge is colored by one of the five afflictions, my sense of identity,...
Apr 17, 2023
Weaving the Yoga Sutra: Pause and relax
Pausing is a way of creating space for presence
Pause to redirect your attention to your senses. Connect to the direct experience of the present moment by feeling what is happening. As you pause and feel, notice if there is any tension or resistance. Then RELAX. How often do you...
Apr 10, 2023
Weaving the Yoga Sutra: Best friend or worst enemy?
Are you helping or hindering yourself?
When you are making choices, would it be useful to pause briefly and ask yourself: "At this moment, am I being my best friend or my worst enemy?" What evidence do you have of being a true friend to yourself? Are your choices and...