Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 33

10:00 a.m.

Middle way... Middle way is a clear path to wisdom. Clear path to life, love, happiness. Middle way is also a path to a fulfilling yoga journey, a path to healthy knees...

"The Middle Way is a dynamic teaching as shown by the traditional story that the Buddha realized the meaning of the Middle Way when he sat by a river and heard a lute player in a passing boat and understood that the lute string must be tuned neither too tight nor too loose to produce a harmonious sound. If the strings are too tight they will snap, if they are too loose, the lute will not play." 

Buddha realised this five thousand years ago, I realised it today with the help of a friend. You search for wisdom, perfect relationship, life situation, your answer is the middle way; not too loose, not too tight. You want healthy knees, middle way is your answer... My knees are sore, and so far my answer to it was suck it up and keep pushing. Too tight... Not a middle way. If you feel pain in certain postures just back off a little. Modify it... Not a big deal. It is just a posture. Listen to your body screaming, your body wants the middle way. It doesn't mean you quit, you just adjust to a present moment. Like water flowing around a rock... 
My knees are sore. Suck it up and push through it, the lute will not play... Back off and adjust, nothing but a harmonious sound... 
Thank you miss K....

2:00 PM

The class went well today. Number 33... I made adjustments on the postures that were causing my knees to hurt. Of course, the pain in the knees was not there during the class. The pressure on my knees was lower. I still have to wait and see if this will help... Somehow I am sure that it will. 
This middle way thing is the key. One has to be able to sit back, relax, and see the middle way in everything. There is no need to push yourself to the point of snapping. Sometimes doing less means more. Sometimes being patient is more valuable than pure action. Sit back and relax... Listen... You have to listen. Listen to the signs, to silent advice, listen to people, and you will get a glimpse of the middle way. If I didn't listen to my friend today, I would still be sucking it up and pushing. Still playing the lute with no sound. Moment by moment getting closer to snapping... Listen and you might even hear something...

11:00 PM

I am tired... Long day today... Just like any other... Great. Wouldn't have it any other way... It is time to

1 comment:

  1. You're truly listening to your body now. Nice :) Hopefully it helps. Slowly but surely, the middle way leads to greatness.