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Ep 7 ~ Pain with Purpose

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In this episode we walk about pain: What pain, physical and psychological, can teach us about ourselves; sitting with our pain; learning from our pain; and how to reclaim health and wholeness. 

I:4 Vṛtti sārūpyam itaratra At other times, the Seer conforms with the distortions of fragmented consciousness which are like of the night.

I.47 Nirvicāra vaiśāradye’dhyātma prasādaḥ On achieving proficiency in Nirvichara Samadhi, a state of uninterrupted flow accompanied by loss of a limited self, spiritual insight is purified.

II.16 Heyaṁ duḥkham anāgatam The avoidable pain that is yet to come, can be and should be avoided.

Guest House By Jalaluddin Rumi
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
from Rumi: Selected Poems, translated by Coleman Barks with John Moynce, A. J. Arberry, Reynold Nicholson (Penguin Books, 2004).

Show Notes: Bhāvani Maki: Online Yoga Sūtra Mentorship Program & Sūtra Wisdom School: Get your copy of The Yogi’s Roadmap: The Patañjali Yoga Sūtra as a Journey to Self Realization: Rama Jyoti Vernon: Shinay Tredeau: Intro and outro music by: Emmaneulle Martin: Emmanuelle on Soundcloud: