I read a short story where a beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years.
One day a stranger walked by. “Spare some change?”
mumbled the beggar, mechanically holding out his old baseball cap.
“I have nothing to give you,” said the stranger.
Then he asked: “What’s that you are sitting on?” “Nothing,” replied the beggar.
“Just an old box. I have been sitting on it for as long as I can remember.”
“Ever looked inside?” asked the stranger. “No,” said the beggar.
“What’s the point? There’s nothing in there.” “Have a look inside,” insisted the stranger.
The beggar managed to pry open the lid. With astonishment, disbelief, and elation, he saw that the box was filled with gold.
I am that stranger who has nothing to give you and who is telling you to look inside.
Not inside any box, as in the parable, but somewhere even closer: inside yourself.
The primary aim of yoga (workout) is to free the mind from confusion and distress, and restore the mind to simplicity and peace. BKS Iyengar
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