Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Important Thing

Defending an idea or a position is not important. Justifying or explaining the way things are is not important. Feeling more or feeling less is not important. T he movement of the mind to an imagined past or an imagined future and the feelings we feel when we follow the mind’s wanderings are not important. All of the reasons we can only be a little of who we are, and all of the ways we try to prove them to be true, are not important.

The important thing is to be awake now, to feel the transparency, to feel the universal shining through the individual, and then to allow life to express itself though us.

4 Comments:

Blogger joyrosem said...

Hello Rolf, I hope my note finds you doing well. I am new to both Prana Power Yoga and your blog. When I first came to class I did not realize the yoga studio was heated. It just so happens that I am a runner who absolutely HATES working out in hot, humid weather. Needless to say, I did not like my first class at all. However, I was suffering from tight muscles and overuse injuries and I really felt that yoga would be good for me. I cautiously took a second class and you happened to be the teacher. My experience was quite different the second time around; the studio was just as hot and the moves just as challenging, but you have a very encouraging and peaceful way of teaching. You kept reminding the class to breathe and I found myself really doing so and having an almost meditative experience. I was further surprised when I managed to "unplug" my head, but be really present at the same time. I just want to say thank you for your inspired yoga instruction and thoughtful comments, I appreciate it!

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Asia said...

So, so well put. Have you ever had people outside of your yoga classes - just in daily life off the mat - notice your presence and lack of engagement in the unimportant things, and comment on it to you? I wonder how the world perceives this different approach to living. Because you have a certain degree of fame/noticeability, I wonder if people perhaps approach you more often and express to you your affect on them. What do they say? What do you say back? All of what we're doing in yoga is fascinating and liberating, but part of its value is what kind of effect it has on others with whom we're sharing this planet, I believe. So it's always of interest to me.

6:52 PM  
Blogger kdarigan said...

Hi - Rolf am just checking to make sure things are okay -- I ordered a CD from your website and did not recieve it so I sent two emails (one to the general customer service email and one to Miriam and still nothing...)

I love your teaching and hope you are well!
Kristian

6:56 AM  
Blogger Anne S said...

Yes! That is such a beautiful way to put it.
I love your meditations from the mat. The insights in each writing are so inspiring.

12:11 PM  

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