Thursday, June 17, 2010

Falling in love

"Yoga is the Cultivation of Conscious Presence. 
Conscious presence begins as a wrestling match with the mind and ends as a love affair with the present moment."
 - Bhagavad Gita 2.50

Joseph LaPage (Integrative Yoga Therapy) wrote this recently in a commentary on
the Bhagavad Gita.   The entire piece is longer and lovely but these lines have stayed with me.

It isn't that the wrestling match with the mind is required of us or necessary but we do it anyway.  Maybe it's just what we do before we fall in love.