Urban Yoga insights: Return to your original state; curious, unhampered by tension and with an energy that burns bright

Exploring the terrain, getting into the ground despite the wind

The path of meditation and the path of our lives together has to do with curiousity, inquisitiveness. The ground is ourselves, and to get to know ourselves as we actually are today, not as we are in our minds or our opinions, we can study ourselves via a very simple sitting practice. We often put this off with the excuses; waiting for a quiet moment, visiting a place that has no disruptions, waiting until a piece of work is completed, until we re more together. The wonderful news is, the ground accepts you as you are, in fact the more you can bring to it, the more can fall away into it. The magic is your willingness to be open to that idea, to come as you are and be as you are. One of the main discoveries of meditation is seeing how we continually run away from the present moment, how we avoid being just as we are. Through sitting; listening, feeling and allowing, we begin to see ourselves trying to escape and gradually lessen our indulgence in this. In learning to become still, something settles in us, our external environment is no longer a problem but food for our practice into becoming more present. This is a practice takes courage and develops patience by coming back to it again and again, but long term, its results inbibe our entire lives and all our relationships. This is the focus of all my classes and will be explicitly looked at on my retreats throughout 2013. Subscribe to receive updates on articles, insights and retreats ( pls see the home page top right hand corner)

Practicing the art of sitting on my retreat, oct 2012

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