Sunday, May 18, 2008

e que diferença...

Abri o livro em uma página aleatória. Era o que eu "precisava" naquele momento...

"When we ask ourselves, 'what am I doing?' and 'why am I doing it?' our minds open. This is self-awareness. However, it is necessary to point out that students should be self-aware, not self-conscious. Self-conciousness is when the mind constantly worries and wonders about itself, doubting and being self-absorbed. It is like havind the devil and the angel sitting on your shoulders constantly arquing over what you should do. You are also going to strain the muscles unnecessarily because you are thinking about the asana and how far you want to stretch and not experiencing the asana and stretching acoording to your capacity.

Self-awareness is the opposite of self-consciousness. When you are self-aware, you are fully within yourself, not outside yourself looking in. You are aware of what you are doing without ego or pride".

(Light on Life - The yoga journey to wholeness, inner peace and ultimate freedom, by B.K.S. Iyengar)

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