Our goals are closer, or more easily accessible (asannah) when our involvement in life is with intensity (tivra) and enthusiasm (samveganam).
PRACTICAL LIVING The previous sutra (see Sutra I.20) listed a few suggestions of how to cultivate more inner peace and live the most amazing life we could possibly imagine. This sutra emphasizes that the more effort we put into anything and everything we do, and the more enthusiasm we bring to our efforts, the closer our goals (whatever those may be) come to us.
We have already mentioned that Yoga requires action and effort (see Sutra I.12). Enthusiasm has also been mentioned as a pre-requisite to our actions (see Sutra I.14). This sutra highlights the idea that when we decide to start or continue an endeavor, we must have an attitude that is driven and committed, making the journey towards our goal easier and shorter. Not to mention that the whole process is more enjoyable, therefore motivating us to maintain our willingness throughout the journey.
What are the goals that you currently have? How much energy and enthusiasm are you putting into these?
IN THE YOGA WORLD This sutra is referring to samadhi or complete absorption, state of inner peace. This state is the goal of all goals in Yoga. Samadhi is within reach for those who are honest and pure at heart, enthusiastic, intense and energetic. We have also been told that these practices (enthusiasm, faith, vigor, dedication) have to be regular and for a long period of time (see Sutra I.14). All of these are interconnected: the more enthusiasm I have, the more likely I will dedicate myself to something for a prolonged period of time, without interruptions, which will give me some positive results, leading to faith and trust in myself (and others if they’re involved), giving me more vitality to keep living my life with intensity and enthusiasm, remembering my goal and remembering how far I have come. Lovely.
INSPIRATIONAL PERSON Buy is a man who lives intensely and with a lot of enthusiasm for theprojects he engages in. His ability to dive into something and transform it into its best possible form is admirable! His vitality and dedication are incredible.
He has been blessed with a superb wife, a spectacular son, and recently with an adorable daughter. I wish him the most joyful, peaceful and transformational journey as he continues to evolve as a brother, son, father, husband, boss, friend and beautiful human being. Love you Buy so very much!
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Thanks and we will look at why there are differences in our efforts and successes in different moments of our lives and in life, generally.