Enthusiasm, perseverance, discrimination, unshakeable faith, courage, avoiding the company of common people, are the (6 causes) which bring success in yoga.
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
I would agree with most of those traits. I would be interested in hearing your definition of “common people.”
I was going to write a similar comment myself Jill. Who do you consider “common people”?
Sorry, that last anonymous comment was from Mary Jo
About Jill…A friend endowed with seven (7)qualities is worth associating with:-gives what is hard to give-does what is hard to do -endures what is hard to endure-reveals secrets to you-keeps your secrets-when misfortunes strike, doesn’t abandon you-when down and out, doesn’t look down on you…Mitta Jill Manning Sutta…
8 thoughts from a great person (aka jill-ji!)-no drama, no excuses, just practice.-no rush to enlightenment.-how can you begin to see the pattern differently? the pattern does not change; you change in relation to the pattern.-the experience is the transformation.-by knowing your intention dichotomies disappear and as a result self confidence grows.-all you can do, is all you can do.-practicing for what? practice for living.-love, love, love and more love.
“enthusiasm. faith. perseverance. courage. “such juicy bits you give us to sit with ms. jill.funny how these things come around to resonate some times so much more deeply than others.
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