I was also struck by the same sentence JP, but from a slightly different angle. I like both your and the other Carol's refinement of that sentence. There are certain realities that we simply cannot currently "avoid": there is war, there is inequality and so forth. And quite honestly, those realities do control me to some extent, (I cannot visit certain places in the world without real physical limits and I cannot emotionally shut myself off from the suffering one sees as a result of these "negative" things) so your wording to try to work with the suffering to mitigate what I can is helpful to me
JP, rather than use the term move toward suffering, yoga has taught me to move through it, not to ignore it or stuff it or negate it, but to recognize it, recognize its inherent inability to control me, move beyond it. It's almost like the process of moving from the first down dog I ever did to the down dog I do today.
To make the prints bigger, on your key pad press control and plus key at the same.
i'd like to hear more on the line: "(At the same time, we need to uncover the causes of negative experiences so that we learn to avoid them and thus to become more free from the sources of negativity.)" For me, I think yoga cultivates the capacity to be with/work with in relationship to that which 'causes negative experiences', rather than avoid them. Perhaps the word 'avoid' is what my hang up is. Yoga has taught me to locate and move toward suffering, rather than avoiding... just a few thoughts...
Richard; if you click on the "print" option, the font enlarges.
richard-click on "view" in the top left corner, then "text size" then "LARGEST"
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The print is too smalll, very hard for me to read.as are most of your articles.
This was very good. More please. Thanks.
Hi, you mention that "In the Tantric-based yoga that is my lineage", can you please give more information on that? thanks