Thank you for this perfectly timed article. As I move countries I sincerely wish to keep my practise going.
Natasha Salmon Cogno
After reading Judith's article, I can put one more link together in my chain of practice. She has the ability to explain things so clearly that everything she writes awakens my "kundalini." Thank you Judith!
Thank you for your inspiring words and for using your gift of writing to teach.
Thankyou. Your words and wisdom speak directly to me! I have been looking for help with this issue for years and no-one I've asked has come up with an explanation that affects me in the way of helping me to understand this resistance. Also by pointing out the choice between staying the same or growing and learning through difficulty and resistance is empowering, to me. It seems that this 'phenomenon' isn't just happening to me - I do find comfort in that. Thanks everyone for sharing honestly. Namaste
Recovering from breast cancer and wanting to feel strong again has been frustrating my yoga practice until reading this article and realizing right now I am "weak" buddha.
Thank you for this inspiring article and kind teaching. It helps to bring more awareness to my practise and thought process whenever I face challenges in the practise.
Well said and thanks for the inspiration.
It seems to me that you're rationalising not letting go of your fairly conventional value system. Every child abuser or racist has a point of view. They may have been victims themselves, they may be afraid, or plagued with problems of self-esteem. True detachment means detachment from our value judgments and being able to see all humans with equal compassion without judgment. After all, if a thief goes to jail, that does not make his victim whole- jail is just a convention arising out of society's need to codify revenge. Is that consistent with a compassionate personal philosophy?
I've been choosing to face the difficulties of remaining in resistance without the positive effects of a regular practice. Why would I do such a thing?, I must ask myself. Thank you for pointing that out.