Go Within for Answers to Your Questions
People ask me many questions about yoga.... to this I say, open a book, attend a class, Go Within, Ask Questions to those who have an on-going practice, study then practice, then practice some more. It appears, as Osho says, "They want to ask questions not to get the answer, but just to show their knowledge."
What knowledge do YOU have about Yoga and what are you willing to give for that knowledge? The questions I desire to answer whole-heartedly, are those that:
"open up your wounds because once your wounds are open, there is a possibility for healing. Once you expose yourself, you are on the way to transformation. And unless you show your real face, it is impossible to make any changes in your life, any transformations in your consciousness." ~OSHO
Do you have wounds that need tending to? Yoga offers an existence where old wounds are presented clearly & succinctly. What do you do with those feeling and wounds???
Meditation is a start. Sitting with the Wound(s). Sitting with Self. Let the thoughts come, let the thoughts go! A Meditation practice only consists of sitting with YOURSELF.
My practice has expanded immensely since 1994. The wounds have come and they have gone. New wounds come, new wounds go. What I can say I have learned from my daily meditation is I have reached a new level of Self-Awareness and Intention beyond my wildest dreams.
Today, take the time to sit with Self for 15 minutes. Find a cozy, quiet place, free from distractions. PLEASE, take the time for you; You Do Deserve it!! Reach the new Enlightenment of being Alone in those moments. If you have agitating thoughts that continue to arise, don't fight them; they will pass. The more you practice, the easier it gets. It took me 4 long years to get "it!" FOUR years.... I'd give it another 4 if that's what it would have taken however I learned that I cannot change certain circumstances but I can change my reaction to those thoughts and wounds and live in the moment.
As a small example, when running my 6 miles today I had many thoughts and one was, was I going to make that 6 miles as required for my training. I battled with that thought. Here's what I did:
I put my mantra bracelet on and a Phillies Phiten necklace on that my son gave me to wear when negative thoughts arrive. With that I figured I was giving it all to the mantra bracelet and the necklace and if a challenge arose during the run, I'd touch both and remember the PACT I'd made with my son. The run?? I ran over 6 miles and I could have run longer.
Therefore let me repeat, if you have challenges and wounds, go Within!!!! Within is the only place we have; nothing outside of us will answer those challenges. Sit with it. Run with it, Exist in the present moment. And that, my friends, is what we call....
Yoga Spirit Center