In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali introduces the important concept of “avidya” in the second book, verse three: avidya-asmita-raga-dvesha-
abhiniveshah panca-kleshah, or “Nescience, I-am-ness, attachment, aversion, and the will-to-live are the five causes-of-affliction.”Avidya has three parts: a, the negating prefix, vid, “to see the inner eye” and ya, the activating suffix. In literal term, avidya means “actively being in the state of not seeing the true nature of reality.” Patanjali teaches that we are caught in avidya, that is, in seeing reality from our own particular point of view. The concept of living with ”detachment vs attachment” furthers this point of seeing our situation from a new viewpoint. When are being in ”attachment” we aren’t living in the present moment and therefore incapable of “creating a new possibility.” When we are being and practicing “Detachment” we are in the present moment and have a choice to respond and create our way of being .
A few words that describe “living in attachment” are:
past, fear, unforgiveness, judgment, non reality, resignation
A few words that describe “living in detachment” are:
present, choice, forgiveness, trust, possibility, response, responsibility
Create a declaration statement for your day!
I am present to growth today!
I choose to practice patience on my yoga mat today!
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