Communing with Community
I.26-I.28 (paraphrased) Isvara (the indwelling Spirit, God) is totally free of conflict, the unexcelled seed of knowledge, unconditioned by time.
Lately I’ve been contemplating the distinction between intelligence and knowledge, perception and vision. Intelligence relies on perception, is wavering, changing, expanding and contracting. It utilizes the 5 senses and methods that are measurable in the world of matter. Knowledge, or knowing, relies on vision which is what we “see” with our eyes closed. It is stable and doesn’t waver with circumstances.
A former student and friend wrote to me recently mentioning how much she appreciated the community that my former yoga studio brought together. She remarked “…So many wonderful people that shared the space together. I still yearn for that feeling.” I believe that feeling is the knowledge of oneness that we open ourselves up to through the silence we share. After a really good savasana, no words are needed. Communion, (union with the community) is the most natural outcome, with no seeming effort required.
In that moment, we feel free of conflict, we “know” we are one. In that moment we are more identified with Spirit than ego in ourselves and we can en ‘Vision” the same in others. The kicker seems to be to sustain that knowledge in time and space. We, or speaking for myself, I know that I, have a pile of conditioning to undo. But I’m up to the task. I mean really, Savasana every day, how hard can it be? (Surprisingly hard at times!) I hope you’ll join me and that we will commune once again.
Love and Namaste,