Tuesday, April 12, 2011


One of my favorite scenes from the epic Gandhi, is when his wife and foremost devotee explains to his newest student, that Gandhi took a vow of chastity. Three times. Then finally, made a silent vow, and kept it. When the students asks if he broke it, his wife replied "Not yet :)"

I feel very intimidated by public vows. I completely admire bloggers such as the Reluctant Ashtangi, whom I read daily, who are able to find a deeper personal practice through documenting their progress, and holding themselves publicly accountable. I think it is a measure of my self knowledge that I do not hold myself to rigid expectation, for I know my personality, my past, and how I want to conduct my future. I never want to become dogmatic or closed minded. That said, I also am lazy, and need some discipline!

So perhaps you will see me around these parts a little more in the future.

"Satyagraha is not predominantly civil disobedience, but a quiet and irresistible pursuit of truth"


  1. i'm also intimidated by public vows...it seems that's the quickest way to failure for me!!

    oh and you are such a rockstar!!

    ps. i did my first sucessful side crow yesterday, you would have been proud.

    pps. have fun at your record story day celebrations!! wish i could mix the music with yoga tomorrow too...

  2. woot! side crow! i need to pull that one out on my next hike :)