What is the Truth?
There seems to always something that is trying to impress the truth to are consciousness. Sometimes it is friend, a family member, often times is is the news, a teacher, an authority figure, on and on. So as yogis what do we think about the truth?
What is true today most likely will change as time goes on. There are some absolute truths to be sure, we are all human for example. However we are all different, have different voices, fingerprints, lifestyles.
Truth in Yoga
As we do our poses how do we concentrate, focus, bring yoga intention to our poses? It starts with tuning into: our bodies, our breathing, our concentration and focus, and finally bringing mindfulness to our yoga practice. Tuning into our bodies requires that we eliminate other distractions. This is mostly done in an urban environment by going to yoga class, being with others who share the same interest. Conscious breathing – lengthening the inhales and exhales bring a deeper relaxation and empties out stress. Concentration the ability to bring the mind to what is important and focus the ability to narrow in.
Clarity the freedom of sensing what is and letting go of what is not. What is the benefit of yoga and how do we deepen that? To find clarity is multilayered: awareness, deepening senses, being true to yourself.
For me this is where there is the greatest opportunity for impeccable truth. Many times are daily lives get in the way fussing and fidgeting over mindless details. Habits that we have developed then we bring to yoga obfuscate our yoga. Yoga teaches me to be who I really “truly” am.
Truth to Others
How do we project ourselves to the family, friends, coworkers, employers, outside of selves in general? Sports a product of our culture teaches many times wining is everything. This seems to me the contradiction of the conditions we live in. Truth has a relative component to where you live, work, how you do your business. Being impeccably truthful at all times is probably not practical. How do we manage that?