Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Middle Path

So, the inspiration from my yoga teacher yesterday is geared towards yoga! As a sporadic yogi I truly believe this inspiration is also really pertinent to everyday life. In fact, I went to a meditation workshop Thursday night and the teacher spoke about "staying on point" which can mean staying the moment, keeping your eye on the prize, having a goal and working towards it.

I think I will strive to stay on the point or the middle path whatever you want to call it!

Saturday's Inspiration - Day 26

"The Middle Path

“Yoga is not for the person who eats too much, or who starves him or herself. Yoga is not for the person who sleeps too much, or who doesn't sleep at all. The middle path is Yoga. The Yogi knows how much to eat, to sleep, to speak. That is the middle path. It is the Buddhas teaching also, the golden medium. You should go neither to that extreme, nor to this extreme. So, don't abruptly cut off your senses. Allow the senses to enjoy the world, but don't get carried away with them. If we know there is a limitation in everything, then life will be good to us. Everything will be golden."

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