"Light On Life"

This is little excerpt is from Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar's book, "Light On Life."  

I shared this in class last night.  Enjoy!

"The life of the householder is difficult, and it always has been.  Most of us encounter hardship and suffering, and many are plagued by physical and emotional pain,  stress, sadness, loneliness, and anxiety.  While we often think of these as the problems caused by the demands of modern life, human life has always had the same hardships and the same challenges---making a living, raising a family, and finding meaning and purpose.

These have always and will always be the challenges that we humans face.  As animals, we walk the earth.  As bearers of a divine essence, we are among the stars.  As human beings, we are caught in the middle, seeking to reconcile the paradox of how to make our way upon the earth while striving for something more permanent and more profound.  So many seek this greater Truth in the heavens, but it lies much closer than the clouds.  It is within us and can be found by anyone on the Inward Journey.  

What most people want is the same.  Most people simply want physical and mental health, understanding and wisdom, and peace and freedom.  Often our means of pursuing these basic human needs come apart at the seams, as we are pulled by the different and often competing demands of human life.  Yoga, as it was understood by its sages, is designed to satisfy all these human needs in a comprehensive, seamless whole...

Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit the broken pieces together."

Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar


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