Beginnings

Wow. If you’re reading this, I’m tremendously happy to welcome you to my new blog. As I imagine it right now, this will primarily be a blog about practice–as an aspiring writer and sometime yoga enthusiast, I want to use this space to talk about art and effort. There is a quote attributed to the late Ashtanga guru, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois:

“Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.
Yoga is not mine. But don’t approach yoga with a business mind –
looking for worldly gain. If you want to be near God, turn your mind
toward God, and practice yoga. As the scriptures say “without yoga
practice, how can knowledge give you moksha [liberation]?”

The same is true of writing. Too often, I think people are scared away from writing, because they don’t feel they fit the profile: I’m not Hemingway, I lead a regular life, says that critical inner voice, so what could I have to contribute? Of course, we all have things to contribute, we just have to do the work of exploring how to express ourselves. So, let’s start together.

In addition to my writing here, I’ll also be working with the soon-to-launch site, The Polycultural, which will cover a variety of topics.

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