When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
- Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi -
What Shunryu is speaking to hear is truly powerful. It’s about being fully alive and present to the present moment. In our practice of yoga, its about burning yourself up, not only the class as a while, but in each posture.
This work connects us to a powerful teaching of Impermanence. “Leaving no trace of yourself”, so when you walk out of the room, you fully know that you are not the same person anymore. You are new. Think about that. It can awake you to meet people fresh with each encounter.
Interested in Zen? If you are Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi wrote one of the most important books on Zen. It's a great place to start.
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