What Is Yoga?
Off The Mat
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Swami Veda’s words too!
From Eknath Easwaran – “Most of us never really see the people we
live with. Our boyfriend may be right before our eyes, but we do not see
him. We see our idea of him, a little model we have made in our mind, and
on that we pronounce our judgments.
That is why, when we quarrel with someone, the worst thing we can do is to
avoid him or her. We are trying to avoid an image in our own mind, which
cannot be done. The mind takes some exaggerated impressions, memories,
hopes, and insecurities, draws a quick caricature like one of those
and then turns up its nose. The person in question should retort, “That’s
not me; that’s your caricature of me. If you don’t like it, you don’t like
your own mind.”
To heal our relationships, we have to move closer to people we do not
like, learn to work with them without friction. When we do this, we
are remaking the images in our mind — which means we are literally
remaking the world in which we live.”