I'm 28 Days into Svadhyaya (Self-Study). 28 Days of looking in the mirror without make-up on and in natural lighting.
Some days I have boogers in my nose and other days I shine with brilliance like the most perfect flower.
Guide for the intention of the week comes from The Bhagavad Gita. I
read/study a chapter each Sunday and it sets the focus for the week.
What do I need to work on? What have I already mastered in my life (for
I'm on Chapter Five and this Girlfriend has some work to do, though I'll give myself props for what I have already accomplished.
What have I learned So Far?
Walking/Yoga Posing Contradiction (I don't like this, I don't do that...except for when I do)
Advocate for the Greater Good (I do seek to serve for the Greater Good, even if it does not serve me, always have)
Person In Need of Support Just Like Everyone Else (Learning to ask for help)
Self-Righteous Person (My path is no longer better than your path, it's
all good, but that doesn't mean I need to walk your path with you to
prove I love you)
Inner Road Rage. (Internal conflict I blame on my Irish and Italian Genetics and my need to always be busy)
Huge Heart and Love to Give (Take it or leave, believe it or
don't...It's always been there for the taking, but no longer for the
Limited Time for What is Important (I have grieved for lost time with my family for career pursuits...no more)
Need for being Discerning rather than Judgemental (Fine line)
Embraced Meditation Fully (to help sort out and/or absorb all of the above)
This Week in The Bhagavad Gita: (Focus on the Inner Road Rage mentioned above)
Renunciation Vs. Action:
one who is able to master the force born of anger and desire here in
this world before release from the body is a karma-yogin. He or She
indeed is a happy person."
Action is better than
inaction (renunciation), but the intent should be for the greater good
and there should be no attachment to the outcome of our actions, be they
"positive" or "negative". My InnerState Highway is very busy, like rush
hour on a Friday. To choose my actions wisely, I am asking myself why I
am driven to do this or that and I know if my heart is in the place of love,
then the action is worth doing and I should stay on the road. If I selfishly expect something in
return, then it is better not to act and get off of the road until I can come from a more honest
place. This should be interesting and I rather enjoy Happiness Road. If I am happy, I can better serve others and this makes me even more happy.