No one arrives at a yoga practice as a blank slate. We come with inclinations, baggage, traumas, scars, desires, and moods. Where do we fit into this practice? How do we make it relevant to real life and the screwball times we're in?
Many of us feel stuck in the spin cycle in these wobbly times. But maybe one lesson from Jacques Lusseyran is that we don't need to chase light or get overzealous about dominating it. Giving in to the temptation to demand and grasp for goodness can be exhausting and unsatisfying.