While I am on a rant about spirituality, isn’t it time that we used our own language? The word “guru” has lore sticking to it like lichens and yet it simply means teacher. Vernon Howard never called himself a guru and he spoke in the simplest language possible. Intellectuals hate that!
Pain is pain is pain. The sign at the exit to his classroom said “When the pain gets too bad, come back.” And we all knew he wasn’t talking about a medical trauma.
Yoga means union. Why not use the words we use in everyday life?
The mind loves to pretend all sorts of things. As Joan Rivers would say, “Grow up!” We know you’re not bathing in the Ganges and beating your clothes on the rocks. And if you are, excuse this essay. I wasn’t talking to you….