1/16/2018: Daily Dose of Inspiration

Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Life is utterly simple and yet most complex. You have to simultaneously attend to both facets of life. When life appears most complex, turn to simplicity. Simplicity brings peace. When you are peaceful attend to the complexity within you. That will make you skillful.

“If you are only with simplicity, it makes you lazy and dull. Being only with complexity makes you angry and frustrated. The intelligent ones balance them and rejoice in both. If you look only to simplicity, growth is not there. If you look only at the complexity, there is no life at all. All that you need is a skillful balance… you will be skillfully peaceful.”

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Skillfully peaceful. This is what your yoga practice teaches you to be — skillfully peaceful. Have you noticed?

Think of the challenge of finding stillness in the posture while continuing to deepen its expression. Think of how you have to work with your breath to tune into your body. Think of how you simply listen, do, and feel without having to think.

Skillfully peaceful, my friend. It’s yoga at its finest; it’s mastery of life.