Nataraj Express

Journey to the Self

Non-Reaction

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🎨 Art by Tanushree Ghosh: Samudra Manthan (Churning of the ocean by the gods and the demons).

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“I would like to play the part of someone who has worked on my consciousness sufficiently so that if things get tough, in terms of environment, social structures, oppression, minority groups, whatever the thing is – I would like to be able to be in the scene without getting caught in my own reactivity to it, without getting so caught in my own fear that I become part of the problem instead of part of the solution.” Ram Dass. 

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🔮 How many times have we seen a situation from the outside and we knew perfectly how the other person ‘should’ act to relieve whatever suffering or misery they are going through?

🔮 How many times have we felt useless because nothing we say or do can be understood from the center of the situation, but only from the external perspective? 

🔮 I work everyday to prevent myself from getting so caught up in certain situations where I’m the only one blind, the only one that feels like drowning while everyone just knows I’m swimming in a glass of water. 

🔮Aaah, the magic of non-reaction…

🔮 Or well, right now the magic of ‘catching myself faster when I react’.  

Author: Danah Blanco (Nataraj Express)

Yoga Teacher~Dive Master~Art Historian

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