"Identify the truth. Find accountability. Do the thing - even if it hurts." / meditating on intersections between 2 Corinthians 10:5 and CBT
“This is a paradox, a koan for our limited human understanding. But, our constant attention to living liberated requires constant commitment to our own humility - renunciation of our ego - and through the consistency of effort, we become that state which we are attending to. The verb becomes the noun. The act becomes the state.”
For 6.5 years of my life, since Februrary 2012, I have dedicated myself to a primarily plant-based lifestyle. My former partner was a student of Western medicene who swore by the full Hippocratic oath: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food," while my best friend growing up was spiritually vegetarian in her household. [...]
The last three limbs of yoga -- dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (enlightenment) -- are collectively referred to as sanyam, which means "control."
"Yoga consists of three components: tapas (austerity), svadhyaya (self-study), and Ishvara pranidhana (unshakeable faith in the guiding and protecting power of God)." -Sutra 2.1