Paradoxes.Seemingly diametrically opposed or absurd statements that actually may be true.
Lately, according to this reading, it is exactly that 'deeper level of being, that loves paradoxes', where I have been living recently.The reality I connect to while enjoying this concept is found in Gunilla Norris’ last statement:‘Through our willingness to be the one we are, we become one with everything.’
I love the time spent stilling myself and watching the thoughts.Many times I find myself giggling.I love the opportunity to take time for myself without guilt to get in touch with all the mind-stuff, referred to in Sanskrit as citta-vrtti.This is the part of me that makes me human…this function of the mind to be constantly in motion and expressing itself.I love the idea of thinking nothing of the thinking. And not knowing the knowing.And practicing non judgment…just observing what is.
I teach high school.There is such an audible din everywhere you turn, and if one can view this as a whole-as a bee swarm-instead of each of its separate parts-bee roles, judgment reduces.And, in the yoga practice, sitting in stillness and leading these precious ones into yet another opportunity of quieting for a while, brings the greatest joy and insights.
There is much to learn about our inner beauty and gifts.It’s amazing how much deep understanding is available in the time spent in a comfortable state of stillness.Listening to and experiencing the internal noise , noticing the ebb and flow of thought, and connecting to the ‘roar of existence’ is a practice needed more around the world.