Desire & Acceptance With Yoga

“Through practice, I’ve come to see that the deepest source of my misery is not wanting things to be the way they are. Not wanting myself to be the way I am. Not wanting the world to be the way it is. Not wanting others to be the way they are. Whenever I’m suffering, I find this ‘war with reality’ to be at the heart of the problem.”

– Some more yoga wisdom from Stephen Cope.

“I want things the way they are…” radical thought!  Try it.

Actually… you can’t want things the way they are… you can only recognise they are they way they are.

Maybe this is what death is like – you know, when you see the bright light and recognise it… you are just seeing things the way they are, and then somehow scarily cease to exist.  (Yeah – have been watching Ghost Whisperer too long).

In some ways it seems like life IS about having a war with reality.  The war starts with the creative act of desiring something else.  Maybe we are here in these physical bodies with these monkey minds for a reason – to experience the act of personal dissatisfaction, then desire and creativity – to have our own God-like experience.

Hmm… thinking mind…

BTW – starting a new yoga course today!  At a local yoga centre – looking forward to some real vocal Kirtan.


Yoga Genie
Chief Bloggist, Yoga Whatever…

Yoga Genie

Yoga Genie

Restaurant reviewers find it easier to travel incognito, and so do I. I travel a lot for work and use this as an excuse check out yoga classes, yoga courses and yoga colleges around my home country, Australia. In this yoga blog, I refer to yoga centres in Sydney. I am not actually a yoga teacher, just a passionate yoga student.

I have practised yoga in the US and have done yoga courses in India but have no bias towards any yoga style. Actually, maybe I am biased to a yoga style, or at least certain methods of education applied in yoga courses, but I’ll leave it to you to find out what that is. My mission? I just want people to think a little deeper about yoga.

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