Yoga is a process towards looking inward to develop insight, awareness and understanding. To do this, we must practice Shani– the slowing down between impulse and reaction. This slowing down naturally facilitates mindfulness and introspection and gives us the choice on how to respond rather than impulsively reacting to situations and events.
Mindfulness possesses the strength of tranquillity, the capacity for deferring action and applying the brake, for stopping rash interference and for suspending judgment while pausing to observe facts and to reflect upon them wisely.
– Nyanaponika Thera
Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. – Eddie Cantor
Home Work Notice areas of your life where you tend to rush unconsciously through things and once identified, make a conscious effort to act slowly and mindfully during these activities. [/am4show]