I will never forget this summer.
sit… not only physically — psychologically, spiritually too. Learn to sit; that is zazen. And rest — and fall into a deep rest, so the breathing becomes natural, the body becomes cool, all the fever of constant desire and turmoil disappears, evaporates.
And then, work. That work will have a totally different quality. It won’t be out of desire; it will be creativity. It will be because you have so much energy available that you would like to share your energy with the world, that you would like to create something, that you would like to make the world a little more beautiful, a little more blissful, a little more human.
people always know what they want fear just clouds it.
While Sierra Leone has long been at peace, many still suffer the mental effects of its 11-year civil war. The World Health Organization estimates there are 715,000 people with mental disorders.
Yoga Strength was founded by Tamba Fayia, once a child soldier in Sierra Leone’s civil war, who in 2012 became the country’s first qualified yoga teacher. He says yoga transformed his life.
The organisation focuses on taking yoga to the people that need it. “I work on the streets, in the slums, in the schools” says Mr Fayia. He has even held a class on a remote river island in the jungle.
Power of yoga
the hours between
I’m too curious of a person to not have had my heart broken.
The problem with being stuck thinking that you know, is that life goes on changing and your knowledge is stuck somewhere in the past. Life is is never the same. It is a flux. If your knowledge is the same then how can it evolve along with life? You will always miss the point facing today with your yesterday’s knowledge.
The West has a very ordinary way of looking at and defining what maturity is. My definition is diametrically opposite. Maturity is realization, it is an awareness. In my opinion maturity does not does not protect you, it does not shed your innocence or make you into something like a solid rock. If anything, you are more vulnerable. You are ready to learn, ready to experience [again.] You are not a reactionary person. A mature person does not function through all the accumulated past. A mature person responds, they do not react. They function right now, in this moment, through their consciousness.