“I planted the seed, now you must work a lot, otherwise the tiny plant will die.” Yogācārya B.K.S. Iyengar 🌱
From Sunday’s philosophy talk:
first, the poem:
“When the Roses Speak, I Pay Attention” by Mary Oliver
“As long as we are able to
be extravagant we will be
hugely and damply
extravagant. Then we will drop
foil by foil to the ground. This
is our unalterable task, and we do it
joyfully.” And they went on. “Listen,
the heart-shackles are not, as you think,
death, illness, pain,
unrequited hope, not loneliness, but
lassitude, rue, vainglory, fear, anxiety,
selfishness.” Their fragrance all the while rising
from their blind bodies, making me
spin with joy.
Work to face all the difficulties with courage and conviction.
Practice is the bridge between the student and teacher. Practice. Practice. Practice.