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Lessons 60 -
Unexpected Interruptions (Audio)
Date: Wed Dec 31, 2003 8:07am
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Q: What do I do if my practice is unexpectedly interrupted?
A: If someone yells, "fire!" or your mother-in-law walks in on you, do what
must be done.
When you get done with the interruption, then, if possible, go back and pick
up where you left off in the session time-wise. Don't start over. If you are
out of time, then just meditate for a few minutes, rest, and go. If you feel
irritable due to the disruption, then lie down and rest until you feel
smoother. Don't meditate anymore then. Then go be active, and look forward
to your next regular session.
If you can't go back and finish, then you will have to make the best of it.
Know that resting quietly is the best cure for irritability. You can also
use the procedure in the meditation lesson called, "Meditation
Q&A -- Restlessness"
for dealing with uncomfortable sensations that may occur in the body. The
good news is that, after a long time of practice, the obstructions in the
nervous system will become much less and the process will be much smoother
all the way around. Then, if you are interrupted, it is not such a big deal.
You will be in pure bliss consciousness every minute of every day.
But, even then, we aim for privacy during our regular practice. It is a very
important habit to have. Our success in yoga depends on it.
The guru is in you.
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