Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Not all that long ago I sent an email blast to inform students of my upcoming events. Not all that long ago I starting signing off with the two words that are the title of this very blog.
love | practice
After this blast a student( it is so hard to distinguish between who is teaching who most of the time...for me anyway) wrote me back and said that as he reads my sign off he reads it both forwards and backwards. He is loving practice but also practicing love.
As I wind down this experience and go back to my little practice room in Rhode Island I hope to practice love more. I think I got this asana stuff down. I know enough people who have got the asana bit down literally to a science because they love Love LOVE practice but what if we all started to practice love more.
Jayashree said today that the intellect divides...that's it job and the emotion joins....that sounds like yoga to me a joining, a coming together, reducing the space between mine and yours. Notice how many times especially in yoga we (and I mean me first) use the a quality of possessiveness:
It sounds like what a terrible two year year old yammers on about. Have we (and I mean me first) not evolved on this path? Could a practice (notice I didn't say "the" practice;"the" practice only uplifts) actually develop all the qualities that are opposite of yoga?
I am going to work on The Practice. I am going to practice love more (thanks Luca.)