Friday, April 10, 2009

standing firmly in the postures of our lives

Here is your yogathought for Friday:

"Mindfulness is the art of paying attention. But there is more to it than that. It is paying attention with an abiding faith in a loving universe. We are not meant to be on the edge of our seats, anxiously paying attention so that we can control outcomes and events. We are meant to stand firmly in the postures of our lives, bearing witness to the moment, to our experience of the moment, aware as we do so that in the words of Charles Johnston, 'we are encompassed and supported by spiritual power.' When we pay attention with faith that we will be supported, then growth really is possible, our vision becomes clear, our path becomes unobstructed, and we are able to see the 'Good in every person and situation." --Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison



Sandra said...

Oh, is this from "Meditations from the mat"? I love this book! It's a real helpful guide in everyday yoga practice for me...

Pink Heels said...

Wonderful...absolutely wonderful!