30January

Indra's net... reflections

Some more contemplations on the concept of Indra's net

dewdropsA little recap of that quote on Indra’s net from last week by Alan Watt:

"Imagine a multidimensional spider's web in the early morning covered with dew drops. And every dew drop contains the reflection of all the other dew drops. And, in each reflected dew drop, the reflections of all the other dew drops in that reflection. And so ad infinitum”.

As I continue to explore the ongoing thread (pardon the pun) of Indra’s net, it’s that visual of a dewdrop reflecting all the other dew drops in itself and so on and so on which pulls me in.

And it’s true, it scares me sometimes that how I’m feeling is mirrored back to me so clearly in my interactions with the world. It’s pretty much like someone’s reading my mind and that’s not altogether welcome on occasion!

The thing I’ve found with yoga is that what it gradually does is help you understand yourself and your triggers really well. That means being able to stop and consider before that judgmental, quick fire though comes into my brain. The result being that I’m not so quick to judge and for that judgment to show on my face and be reflected right back at me.

How does this work? I couldn’t tell you with absolute certainty but I think it has to do with what happens when we face up to our physical limitations during a yoga class, accept them and understand that they too are part of the net. Then we’re just altogether at greater peace with ourselves and of course, others in our web. We’re holding what is truly important much more clearly.

Posted in 2014

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