40 ay Yoga Challenge – Day 28 (Fruit Fast 2)

I am blown away by how tough this fruit fast is.A� I totally flew off the handle today when I misplaced the clear plastic lid to my seed germinator.A� You see my apartment has been undergoing renovation for almost a year now and I keep telling myself that I am almost finished but I never seem to get there.A� Of course it would help if I actually lifted a paint brush and did something but that’s beside the point.

What is the point here is that nothing has a home.A� There’s stuff everywhere.A� Every time I put something down I feel like I should attach a tracking device to it because it won’t be there next week which is when I’ll need it.A� Which is precisely what happened today.

I don’t think it was the missing plastic seed tray lid that got me so irate.A� I think it was more the overall situation.A� From 2004 to 2011 I have lived out of a suitcase or at best a temporary residence.A� Even when I lived in the Middle East and was assigned a house I knew that I couldn’t get too comfortable because I would be moving on.A� In all this time I have never owned any furniture or anything that couldn’t be transported in a suitcase.

On 17th March 2013 I returned from a month long yoga pilgrimage to India and set myself the following challenge; I would not leave the country for twelve months.A� For those that know me and with whom I have shared this challenge they are shocked and surprised that I have made it this far.A� I am renowned for jumping on a plane at the drop of a hat and I typically choose jobs which involve a lot of travelA� Not this time.

So why did I get so irate over a missing plastic lid?

According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, can you buy ventolin in france Aparigraha means non-grasping antibiotics no prescription fast Pills .A� In our consumerism culture this is quite a tough one as we are bombarded daily with messages from the media to buy stuff.A� For me however, A cheap lukolo parigraha means freedom.A� The less I own, the easier it is to pick up and leave.

Since moving back to Australia, I have set up home which required the acquisition of a place to live, the purchase of a bed and all the trappings that go with that.A� Six months ago, my boyfriend moved in and I went from having a sparse student type living arrangement to a crowded and overflowing domicile.A� I mean seriously…. we have three coffee tables, two tumble dryers and two microwaves!

The stuff seems to multiply in this apartment and the more stuff we acquire the heavier I feel inside.A� To top it off when I can’t find something that I actually bought because it has a use the more frustrated I feel.A� It seems as though I am surrounded by stuff yet can’t find the things I actually need.

Joan Shivarpita Harrigan, a practicing psychologist and the director of Patanjali Kundalini Yoga Care says “Before you bring anything into your home, ask yourself: Do I need this for my role in life? As a parent? As a spiritual seeker? Or am I just accumulating stuff out of my own fear and greed?” If you don’t consider these questions, your possessions can take over. “Once you get so much stuff, you have to take care of and defend it,” Hillari Dowdle, “Path to Happiness” cheap pills Yoga Journal.

And here I think lies the issue.A� I am surrounded by stuff that doesn’t belong to me (well not exactly!) yet I feel compelled to look after it, give it a home and in return it all takes up space and energy.A� So my rock is my perceived lack of freedom because I’m weighted down by all of these material possessions.A� I’m not sure how I’m going to deal with this one so perhaps I need to practice more of Law of Transformation 7: Relax with What Is.

Anybody want a tumble dryer?

Yoga = 0, Meditation 1, Possible insight = 1

 

Author: Sarah Keast

"I'm just a thumbprint on the side of a skyscraper of the world." Miles, Sideways (2004). My psych said that creative expression might help with my depression. I've tried writing about yoga but the fact that I can't touch my toes makes me feel like a fraud. Given that everything I plant dies it seems pointless writing about my gardening attempts. So here are the rantings of a self confessed over-achiever who has found herself disillusioned with the establishment and diagnosed with depression. Happy Days.

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