Today’s yoga focused on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.39, loosely translated as: Yoga is also cultivated by meditation on that which is dearest to your heart.
I used pieces of my teacher Joseph (Anahanta) Le Page’s commentary throughout my sessions. I wanted to share the full commentary on this post tonight. I often use Joseph’s commentaries for meditation and reflection. They can be really enlightening and inspiring.
FOLLOW YOUR HEART
Walk your own path, there are a thousand others both new and old, but only yours will lead you home.
Journey fearlessly; all you lose are your conditioned beliefs that, sooner or later, will all surely be released.
Treasure your techniques; your tools for clearing the undergrowth of the mind, but never confuse them with the destination where all are left behind.
Know your destination is always near; it is only limiting that must be cleared, and as each one is released, you rest more deeply in your own inner peace.
Be a patient parent to your process; listen to your mind and emotions scream and cry, but instead of reacting, sing them a soft lullaby.
Live fully those moments when you feel most free; let them convince your ever-doubting mind that this is the normal way to be.
Learn from your mistakes; not to wallow in blame, but to acknowledge the Divine plan that guided you to this moment of decisive change.
Listen carefully to your teachers of choice; but know that you will only understand their words fully when spoken by your own inner voice.
Awaken healing from within; your journey to health and the path to your own true Self are a single stream that rises up from the depth of your own being.
Practice patiently; no matter when the journey was begun or how many lifetimes still to come,freedom is sure for those whose faith and patience endures.
Surrender the results; make plans and goals to guide your road,but let the journey be its own reward as you surrender the fruits to the source of all.
Let each moment be a meditation; discover in every situation a new way of seeing that opens you to your own true being.
Listen in silence; of all the teachers you will find, it will be your surest guide, because it speaks to you from beyond the mind.
Humor your challenges; they are the weights that strengthen your spiritual resolve and the sandpaper that smoothes the rough edges around your soul.
Swim in your own lane; let others evolve at their own pace and time, for every moment you spend looking to the side is energy you could use to deepen your own stride.
Release limitation; your path has only possibilities, and the more you let go of old ways of seeing, the more you open to the light of your own limitless being.
Follow your heart, the inner light that guides you unfailingly home to your own true Self inside.
Big Loving Namaste!