Tolerating the changing conditions


From teaching this weekend’s deep study: “The temporary appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance over time, are like the coming and going of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.” Bhagavad Gita, 2:14.

Yoga shines a bright mirror on who we are. We see more, feel more— awakening the spaces within that were numb, hidden, dark. There is more sensation—more sensitivity, more awareness as blindness fades. As long as we hide from the truth of our present condition we only lurk in the shadows. Tolerate what’s happening now. Breathe through the moments. Observe how it keeps changing. Seeing everything means seeing our interconnection —losing separateness leads to freedom from fear.