....about Vairagya : letting go, acceptance, detachment I share this story.....
A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found
a precious stone in a stream.
The next day, she met another traveler who was
and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food.
traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him.
so without hesitation.
The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune.
knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime.
But a few days
later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.
”I’ve been thinking,”
“I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that
you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you
that enabled you to give me the stone.”
“Vairagya” is the term in yoga philosophy that describes non-attachment. The term “yoga" itself comes from the verb “to yoke,” to be steadfast with something. This is different from clinging to things out of fear. Which leads us to attachment. Attachment is one of the main causes in our lives of unhappiness. Or gloominess. Vairagya refers to our ability to let go of things, to leave them be, as well as to go for a challenge. We need both action and inaction in our lives to keep balanced, and the practice of vairagya helps us stay away from getting too attached.
Vairagya, or non-attachment is truly a powerful practice that we can integrate into our daily lives. Our yoga practice can help us to slowly break down our old, annoying patterns. Loosening the grip on things, thoughts and feelings can make us a little less fearful as persons. To stop clinging to negative thoughts. Or holding on to things, patterns, people we do not need anymore. Or holding on to the sweetness. The joy. The good things, thoughts and emotions. It requires faith. And the fact that we must believe in not knowing the outcome.
Practice your asanas (especially the ones who are the most challenging to you) and try not to be so very attached to their outcome. Humble as always ;) Accept what is, and stay present with every precious moment.
The practice of acceptance and non-attachment doesn’t need to be practiced on a yoga mat. It`s a practice for each and every, single moment of life. Every moment of our life is an opportunity to grow. This is why it is so important to embrace each moment with total awareness. For me that`s freedom. Enjoyment of the moment is all we have until that moment is gone – so that we may enjoy the next one....or not.
I`m reading a beautiful book by Sharon Salzburg right now. A heart as wide as the world.
In one chapter she is writing about patience.
Love every word.
I think patience is one of the most challenging
and amazing thing to practice.
I wear an amulet, almost every day,
with p a t i e n c e engraved.
It reminds me to believe in patience.
To stay strong.
To be alive.
I believe that being alive means to practice.
Patience, compassion, whatever...
doing the best we can and then follow the flow of nature.
We plant a seed, nurture it, water it, and let it be. Patience.
Knowing there's something bigger that we don`t know yet, allows us to be more peaceful, to learn as things unfold and grow. True patience is to be here, right now, in this present moment.
This Saturday evening, the Moon will seem a bit larger and a whole lot brighter - it is called the "super full Moon." Super full Moons occur whenever the Moon's perigee period — the time when it is closest to our home planet — coincides with the middle of its lunar cycle. It's a rare occasion that only occurs about once every 18 years according to NASA.
NASA says the Moon should appear approximately 14% larger to us earthlings, and as it will be a full moon at the same time, it will appear to be mighty bright. The optimal time for super full Moon spotting is just after it clears the horizon on Saturday evening, so maybe we can enjoy some lunar beauty, pending a clear line of sight, of course. science.nasa. supermoon
Use the impact of this magical and powerful Scorpio Full Moon. It is the perfect opportunity to refresh & recharge your energy The Full Moon is the time for personal transformation - let the bright light of the Moon cleanse and renew. You are a the creator of your life. Be the magician! Use your power, your magic to create beauty and goodness. Listen to your your hearts longing.