“Between the banks of pain and pleasure the river of life flows. It is only when the mind refuses to flow with life, and gets stuck at the banks, that it becomes a problem. By flowing with life, I mean acceptance – letting come what comes and go what goes. Desire not, fear not, observe the actual, as and when it happens, for you are not what happens, you are to whom it happens. Ultimately even the observer you are not.”
– Nisargadatta Maharaj
Thanks to Shiv for sending in this quote …
… Next Viv shares with us her afternoon insights:
After a blustery and unsettling adventure in town today, I ended up at Aro Cafe with a cup of chamomile tea. Running out of reading supplies, I picked up my pen and drew what I saw in front of me. I spent about an hour drawing, which surprised me as I haven’t drawn anything in a very long time. I think the combination of having time for my creativity to grow out again, and focusing the time of the yoga challenge upon exploring and creating has reawakened my love of drawing.
Breakfast was: oat and millet porridge with almonds, cashews, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, topped with a bit of cream for that delicious factor. Oats soaked overnight in a bit of apple cider vinegar. Yum!