This quote came to me at a time when I needed to hear these exact words.
May it free your mind the way it did mine.
It isn’t about getting to that happy place and staying there,
the work is to stay with our Yoga practice...
whether things are going well or not...
and just breathe...and begin again
If we can meet both Success and Failure with equal likeness, we can be free.
These practises are the pathways of Yoga
The mind tracks that will help us cut through the illusion
that prevent us from seeing clearly.
If we run from what scares us and chase only after our desires,
the mind never settles.
It is constantly looking for the next best fix
to soothe the whirling fluctuations of the mind.
stuck in the past; chasing the future.
To remain equal in mind through pleasure and pain- this is Yoga.
but it is a worthwhile and fruitful one.
And one that must be practised again and again.
Chapter 3, Verse 6 of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras,
an ancient sacred text depicts the Yoga journey well...
Only through Yoga, Yoga is known
Enjoys the fruits for a long time