PHILOSOPHY IS INQUIRY ~
for me, sharing philosophy in a class, whether that be specific yogic philosophy or my own interpretation of teachings, it is an important part of the process of teaching a yoga class and being a student.
It's up to us to be discerning with what we hear. Even with a teaching I hear that resonates with me deeply, I am observant of being too attached to one way of viewing something. Resonance is liberating and I celebrate the feeling of connection and understanding, yet the transience nature of life means we are always changing and evolving (this can be as easy as we allow it to be, but its an inevitably whether we resist change or not). One day something may be very true, feel very true and the next, not. The less attached I am to 'teachings', the softer I am with others who have alternate views that may not resonate with me. This is the practice of compassion, tolerance, empathy. Views are often challenged and we are forced to open, and see from another perspective. However opposing that view may be, can we be present with differing realities without reacting in fear or anger?
open, discern, let go