I saw a wonderful video presented as a Ted Talk with Brené Brown speaking on “The Power of Vulnerability”. I ‘d seen it before and loved the vulnerability Brene Brown demonstrates. It held me completely on second viewing, as Brown’s talk is entertaining as well as inspiring.
In the spirit of being open with you, watching this video encouraged me to share a bit of writing I did a while back in a life stories course. My story probably explains why I’ve had such love for and faith in for more than 40 years.
The word for faith in Patanjali’s Sutra can be interpreted to mean, not blind faith, but rather, that which comes after understanding the truth. It’s a quality that arises from experience.
sraddha virya smrti samadhiprajna purvakah itaresam
Through faith, which will give sufficient energy to achieve success against all odds, direction will be maintained. The realisation of the goal of yoga is a matter of time.*
*Patanjali’s Yogasutras, translation and commentary by T.K.V. Desikachar