Find the Wisdom within

Whatever it was

I was supposed to be

this morning—

whatever it was I said

I would be doing—

I was standing

at the edge of the field—

I was hurrying


through my own soul,

opening its dark doors;

I was leaning out;

I was listening.”

—Mary Oliver , from “Mockingbirds”


“Just as firewood is turned

To ashes in the flames of a fire,

all actions are turned to ashes

in wisdom’s refining flames.

Nothing in the world can purify

as powerfully as wisdom;

practiced in yoga, you will find

this wisdom within yourself.” —Bhagavad Gita 4.37-38.


Ūrdhva Dhanurāsana II. Upward Bow pose