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Everything we read has at least two meanings. There is the meaning intended by the author and the meaning gathered by the reader. Even the clearest and most accomplished writers are subject to the subjective interpretations of the reader. If we look at a book like the Bible, it’s easy to see how many interpretations came from just one book. This is because we don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are. We place our own experiences, thoughts, and emotions upon everything in the world. This creates our perception of the world and the world itself. The yoga sutras explain this karmic impression as Vāsanā. This is like looking through a colored lens which paints everything you see that color. There’s a famous quote that says, “You can’t see the red flags when looking through rose-colored glasses.” The challenge is learning how to take the glasses off and see things objectively for how they are rather than how we want to see it.
Through the process of meditation, we allow the mind rest in the experience of being completely present in whats arising in the now, in the field of pure awareness. In this pure manifestation of the moment. A unique creation that will never happen again and has never happened before. Through this continuous daily practice of mindful observance of the thoughts, how they arise, wander, and dissipate, we gather a clearer understanding of our self and the connection to the universe that inhabits us. . If you are a seasoned meditator or looking to start your meditation journey, having more tools, and understanding different methods of meditation will help you be more successful. . If you are curious, I offer a new meditation plan, "Sound into Silence" on @CodyApp. You can join me in this meditation journey when you sign up for a free 7-day trial. You’ll be able to experience this plan plus 2500 more videos. I hope to see you on the meditation cushion. Link in Bio . Wearing @aloyoga
"Pain is weakness leaving the body." This is what we said when I was in the Marine Corps. I also had a yoga teacher who would say "No pain, no strain." As yogis, we much more prefer the no pain route. Most of the reason we practice yoga is to be free of pain. We use yoga as a tool to free the body of pain and to free the mind. . In the physical sense, pain can present itself as many different things. If you are not in tune with your body and its subtle sensations, then you can easily mistake one pain for the other. If the pain is telling you there's an injury or a potential for harm; then it is vital that you recognize that signal and stop before damage occurs. Another type of somatic pain we encounter we can call stress pain. Stress pain is how we grow. The farther that we can push our stress boundaries, the greater the growth you'll experience. Provided you are also allowing rest for the growth process to take place. But if you don't understand where one type of pain becomes the other, then you limit your physical growth potential. . If my car's low fuel indicator light comes on, it doesn't mean I'm out of fuel, but if I keep going, I will be soon. I see this light as, "we're getting close to empty, let's see how far we can push it!" If you experience this warning as you practice and then quit, you are missing out on the most significant part of your practice. Muhammad Ali said, "I only count when it hurts because those are the only ones that count." As we look for growth, we know pain is its path. We must relearn what this word means. Program the mind to recognize that this sensation is your indicator to start counting.
We devote the most time and energy to that which is the most important to us. Whether it's career, self-improvement or your life's purpose, that which holds the most significance, gets the most time. Because if it wasn't the most important, why would it get the most of your limited time? . If your family or loved ones are what you cherish most, then most of your time and energy should go to them. If the majority of your time is devoted to working, then by this reasoning, work is the most important thing to you. But if you say your family is the most important and that you dedicate most your time to work to take care of your family, then taking care of your family is where your value lies, not your family. . It's easy to confuse what we do with why we do it and get so sidetracked by the process that we become blind to what we are actually doing. I think it's good to take a moment and notice where your time and energy flows. If it doesn't align with that which the most important to you, consider why, and what would happen if you changed that? . Wearing @aloyoga
Enter into a place of awareness as the mind moves from Sound into Silence. The pure and beautiful sound of the Rav Vast will guide you into a deep meditation to help clear your mind and rejuvenate your body. You will experience the power of meditation through periods of music, silence, and guided meditation. . Join me in this meditation journey when you sign up for a free 7-day trial on @CodyApp. You’ll get all of this plus 2500 more video. I hope to see you on the meditation cushion. Link in bio. . Wearing @aloyoga