Monday, July 2, 2012

The Yoga

"When we give something space we are practicing the physiology of kindness, offering the structure of compassion. [We are] giving respect to whatever the object is, and honoring the place this object has come out of. As we pay attention to something that is arising in this way, we create...a metaphorical burning, an awakening to what is really happening within the mind. There is often a sense of discomfort, a desire to squirm away from the situation because it is so authentic; it is as if the border of life is being eaten away by fire. ...It is important to remember that the process of yoga is the observation of what is, not the reduction of what is to our theory about it, or to our images of what we would like it to be."

- Richard Freeman

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