Blogress, Not Perfection

Launching a website is like yoga itself: I find that I have to dedicate myself to the work itself rather than the results. Who knows how this new site will be received? Not I. Who knows when I'll (insert advanced asana achievement here)? Not I! 

The ancient scriptures (the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, the Bhagavad Gita) teach us that we are to devote ourselves to work for the sake of the work itself. We should dedicate the fruits of our actions to the divine. We must release our expectations and attachments to the outcome in order to be open to receive the rain of grace that may fall when we relinquish control.

I'll admit, it's hard for me to do. When I do something, I want to know what the rewards for my efforts will be, to know for sure that they will come. Usually, I believe that they will. But I release all attachments to when, what, how, through whom, and to what extent. The only thing I know is the why: Yoga is why.  Should any rewards come my way – from the website/business launch or the practice itself – yoga itself is the cause, the occasion for gratitude, and even the result itself. And I'll have to keep going, for even the highest attainments must be relinquished in order to reach the goal. I hope I'm up to the task! Let's see. Good thing I have the rest of my life to work on it! I wish the same for you, dear soul. Blessings on your way.