Attachment:


Part of the eight limbs of yoga is the practice of non-attachment. While non-attachment is also a practice in itself, it is more than just a practice. Non-attachment is a way of living life; a state of being; as well as a result of the practices of the yoga sutras and meditation. As soon as we attach the labels of my and mine to this element of ownership, we willingly link this material possession to who we are. In doing so, we allow ourselves to become vulnerable to judgment, vulnerable to the miseries of loss, overcome by the burdens of acquiring more and satisfying the desires of attainment. Non-attachment is a difficult concept for the human mind to overcome, especially for those of us in the Western world.

I am guilty of attachment; I am attached to the studio and Yoga Kula Project. In the past few days, I have been forced to address the attachments I have cultivated. I guess that some of you are, also, attached to what we have created at the Yoga Kula Project. However, there are going to be some changes in the yoga room that are out of my control. As such, I will do my best to make these changes create an even more amazing studio. I will need your help and patience as these changes take effect in the next few months. Maybe we can all work on non-attachment together? After all, we are the yoga kula (community) project!

2 comments

  1. A great book on the subject of getting through life’s stumbling blocks is “The wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn, 4 complete books by Florence Scovel Shinn. I am 1/4 through it and have already changed my thought from lack to abundance!

    Greg

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