Observation

Ladybug from under words

Inspiration is really an act of intense observation.  The better we are at being present and able to openly witness the world around us, the more frequently and profoundly we are apt to be inspired. Self-awareness and clear outward-facing observation are two main aspects/goals of yoga. We need both to bring us to a state of unity and they both require courageous action informed by our practice.

Photo from 1847 E. Burnside Community Garden in Portland, OR
Zen quotation from Frederick Franck’s book The Zen of Seeing

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