Your Mind Is a Fishbowl

Often times the seminal text of yoga, The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is oft quoted in public classes and teacher trainings.  I found it to be one of the most confounding texts, wrought with esoterica and seemingly irrelevant sayings for today's modern human.  But once unpacked by an experienced and knowledgable teacher, the simple depths of it's teachings are revealed and in my summation amount to this:  You are not your mind, you are self-essence (or soul) witnessing your manifest experience of life.  I equate this to the image of a fish swimming in a fishbowl.  The fish is your soul, swimming around in the murky waters of your mind.  T

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