on being a gardener.
Updated: Aug 8, 2018
I'm not doing this on my own. I'm not even going to pretend that I am. There are so many people who have walked this path before me- and from them, I have learned everything. Don't get me wrong- there has been plenty of self-reflection and digging deep- but I have never been one who would choose to get comfortable with the unknown... on my own.
The purpose of this blog is to create a space where I can share the things that have made me. The people. The books. The music. The food. The things. The pieces that have stuck with me to make me who I am today.
How Yoga Works, changed my perception by teaching me that "we must all be as gardeners." We have to plant what we want to reap. We have to water and nurture and tend to our thought gardens. Most importantly, we have to get really good at weeding.
Swami J. has been an incredible resource for in depth sutra study- and often leads to me searching for additional explanations of this complex philosophy.
Yoga International simplifies our gardens here:
"When, as a practitioner, you move deeper in meditation, you come to know what your world of thoughts is made of—how the building blocks of your inner life motivate you to think, speak, and act. You begin to comprehend the dynamics of the subtle forces that shape your personality and determine your behaviors. In this tranquil state of mind, you begin to see how subtle, yet potent, seeds germinate in your inner world. And that same tranquil mind will allow you to see how human beings harvest the fruits in the external world that have germinated in their inner garden. "
This is for the generous neighbors who have extended their arm over our fence to give us a handful of heirloom seeds. Here's to sharing the good bounty.
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