THE IMPOSSIBLE IMPOSSIBLE: THE UPSIDE OF FEAR
JANUARY 28, 2010: Yoga helps us to believe in the impossibility of things. That nothing is impossible. This practices helps us to expand beyond our preconceived limitations into limitless possibility. We do this every time we meet the sensations in our bodies and the associated emotions. So tonight we focused on inversions (the upside down pose family). We faced our fears going upside down and if we can do that, gosh we can do anything!
“Don’t worry about making a mistake, you definitely will. Nothing bad will happen to you.” -Rimpoche
So the pressure is off. The upside of facing our fears is that there is nothing left to be afraid of. Once we dissolve the barriers to ourselves our potential is tuned into forever. This is written about in Chapter 2 of the Yoga Sutras that speaks to how dissolving the 5 Kleshas or veils brings forth the radiance of our most beautiful self.”
- Avidya – our forgetting, because we are forgetting we start to identify with things ever changing rather than the stillness of our HEART. We want stuff and then we get it and these are like snowflakes that melt when they hit the ground instead of finding that inside at our center is stillness and peace always
- Asmita –our self esteem is based on things outside ourselves and other reactions
- Raga – excessive fondness for fleeting pleasures
- Dvesa – excessive avoidance of unpleasant experiences causes disdain
- Abhinivesah – elusive awareness of immortality – instead live in the now.
Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.