Thursday, February 08, 2018
Here is a story that I found in the book 'Awakening the spine' by Vanda Scaravelli. She wrote the book when she has been already 80 years old, with decades of yoga experience.
"A man was walking along a road, followed by two foreigners. It happened that this man saw something glittering on the path. He picked it up, observed it, and put it in his pocket.
The other two, behind him, saw what he did and one said to the other: "A bad thing for you, isn't it?" But the other man, who was the Devil, answered: "No, what that man just found is the truth, but I shall help him to organize it".
Yoga cannot be organized.
Any organization or business is not a democratic structure. There are rules, but the member usually have limited influence.
What the chaos in the community tells me: Keep practicing. Focus on the breath, the dristis. Make your own experiences. A yogini is relaxed. Always. Life seems to be unfair, it will always be so.
Cultivate a home practice. It has difficulties, but that's the path.
I'm ready for second series today.