Yoga Tennis: Yoga has transformed my tennis like it has transformed everything else. From the Sutra [Patanjali] I learned to focus on the ball with single-pointed concentration to the exclusion of all distractions. From the [Bhagavad] Gita I learned to play hard like Arjuna the Warrior while detaching my ego from the results. From the Upanishads I learned cosmic exultation that all these diverse molecules can do all these wondrous things together. I no longer throw my racket when I miss an easy shot. I no longer stay depressed for days after losing a match. The only problem is today I was badly beaten because I was distracted writing this poem in my head while I played.
The Meaning of Life - Who Cares? According to the ancient Yoga sages questioning the meaning of life while living is like questioning the meaning of a roller coaster in the middle of a roller coaster ride. Or, like questioning the meaning of love in the middle of lovemaking.
Who cares when something is so amazing?
The amazement IS the meaning. The amazement IS the ultimate reality. The amazement IS the life-force of the universe all around and within us, far beyond our ability to comprehend
The amazement IS what some call God and the ancient sages called Brahman [Indescribable Reality]
In the midst of the ups and downs of life and live just relax, breathe deeply
and experience the infinite thrill of the amazing ride.
Enjoy your senses, your amazing body, and your practice!