Monday, February 16, 2009

action

This morning as I read my daily excerpt from Meditation from the Mat by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison, I was reminded again of one of the reasons the 2009 word of the year I chose for myself is ACTION.

"The eight-limb path [of astanga yoga] is all about behavior. It's about our actions, not our good intentions. If we want self-esteem, we must do estimable things. The emphasis is on the doing. Hafez, a fourteenth-century Sufi poet, suggests that we act great all the time. He doesn't suggest that we wait around until we feel good and then, with the neccessary "feeling-good" momentum, begin acting great. He urges us to act great whether we feel good or not. And short of that ideal, we ought to fake it until we make it."

Here is your yogathought for the day from Hafez:

What is the key to untie the knot of your mind's suffering?
Act great. My dear, always act great.
Namaste'
Yogadiva

1 comment:

thezeninyou said...

Untie the knot of your mind's suffering...Oh I love that. Good advice to follow...act great!