One of my teachers once described the process of yoga meditation as a little like running for a train. At first, there is effort…a distinct effort filled with frustration and doubt, even a sense that perhaps it really isn’t even really possible to catch the train. And of course, there are many trains that simply get missed, leaving you standing on a platform somewhere that isn’t where you were hoping to end up.
Yet with just enough effort expended, the timing just right, and perhaps a little bit of luck, the moment will arrive when finally you leap on to the train and can relax totally into the fruits of your effort… your onward journey supported by some complete and external momentum.
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