17 March 2005

the yoga sutras & how they apply to life

last night, my most excellent yoga teacher summer shared with us a
wonderful sutra:

By cultivating attitudes of friendliness towards the happy,
compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard
toward the wicked, the mind stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.

i was thinking of who the people are in my life that are happy,
unhappy, virtuous, and wicked, and realized some key wicked people--
not evil, but people who are constantly complaining, you offer them
advice, help pick them up, listen to them, offer more advice, listen
to them--yet they do not change. we cannot help everyone, and
therefore we must disregard them.

this has stuck with me since last night. i am thinking of the ways
in which i need to cultivate a peaceful life, and how important it
is to me.

namaste.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

I just dropped by to read your blog and say hello.

Kevin Perry
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