Where Can I Go To Get…. Here?
30 Years: A Story from Adyashanti
When will I be free? When will things be different than they really are? As soon as these thoughts come, time has birthed itself… birthed into existence… with this, one has to think… maybe 10, maybe forever…. where can you go to get here? ANY STEP TAKES YOU SOMEWHERE ELSE.”
Steeping Like Tea:
A Yoga Sequence
tatparam purusakhyateh gunavaitrsnyam
“The ultimate renunciation, letting go, is when one transcends the qualities of nature and perceives the soul.” -BKS Iyengar
- Supta Badda Konasana
Look inside and see yourself not as a “self” but as a presence. Being. Who are you? What is the essence of you? If you were like the water that gently pulls the essence out of the tea, what is your essence? Not the image of you, not any of the marketing, advertising, photographs, no image of reality… what is it that makes you.. you? What is that feeling? The feeling of you? Not the story of you, or the story of the world, or the story of all the people you know…. feel it from the inside.
I always remember Jackson Pollock, the artist, saying that each splash of paint was like the essence of him… like the image of exactly what he was… capturing the un-capturable.
“…meet here, before you were an expert,
before you were a beginner…. where you are what
you always will be, where you will never add anything
or subtract anything.
…Where you want nothing,
and you are nothing…
Where you find yourself
by not finding yourself.
…Where you are what you want
and you want what you are
and everything falls away
into radiant emptiness..”
- Childs Pose
- Down Dog
- Sun Salutation A
- Handstand – middle room
- Pinchamayurasana – middle room
- Headstand – middle room
- Supported Bridge
- Supta Tadasana – with blanket under chest to open chest and heart area
- Savasana – (blanket on you with your hands resting on your heart or your abdomen)
Feel the presence underneath your hands. Feel what makes you, you…. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.