Ruin Your Life

Karin Carlson wrote this in an article on YogaDork

The best teachers always ruin your life.

Here are my thoughts on reading this.

Yes, this is why real yoga is terrifying but that sentence does not mean what it appears to mean as you so clearly demonstrate.

Yoga is not about creating Union.  Yoga is Union.  You can’t create what already is.

Yoga is not about realizing the Self.  That is how yoga works.  The work of yoga only begins after self-realization.

The work of yoga, its purpose, is for us be free; free from our fears but that terrifies us because, without our fears, who are we?

The life we believe, that we have invented, is ruined and we are left to find the reality of who we are among the pieces.

Jai Bhagwan