Attitude is Everything
We recently had a young exchange student join our classes and Friday meditations. He first enquired about Yoga @ Macritchie, went for the class and really enjoyed it, He showed up next at one of our talks ‘Zen and Art’, and liked it so much, he tried our Friday meditation. He must like it quite a bit as he has been coming every Friday ever since his first sit.
He is always cheerful, friendly and very curious about the spiritual practice. When the teachers teach, he displays openness by listening attentively and asking questions when he is not clear about something. His positive attitude must be infectious as he always manages to bring his friends to our classes.
It just dawned on me that he embodies so many of the good qualities of the mind that we are trying to cultivate in our practice: willingness, energy/ vigour, curiosity/ investigation, friendliness, openness and honesty. And just being himself, he is unconsciously an inspiration to the people around him.
The ASC Team
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
~ Viktor E Frankl
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