This week during my yoga classes I read a quote about the ego: “The ego is not an entity but an activity. It is contraction of the field of Radiance.”
Don’t we all need to be reminded of this? It is the ego that makes the (mostly) unconscious thoughts run continuously through our minds. It is the ego that makes us contract – in fear, in anger, in sadness.
We have an opportunity each time we come on to our yoga mats to remind ourselves that we are not our egos. Our true self, our true essence, is pure Radiance. When we can come from this place of radiance instead of from the ego, people and situations do not need to affect us negatively anymore. We expand instead of contracting–opening our hearts and opening our minds. This is what yoga is all about.