=1 "How to be really ourselves"
How to be really ourselves
Principles are always easily established, and a beginner needs principles. Yoga is the endeavor to remain always on the summits of one's being. Ordinarily life is a continuous up-and-down, a succession of depressions and elations only a little less acute than those of the manic-depressive. If you are trying to make your summits higher and the valleys less long and deep you are doing a yoga.
The real yogi acquires a technique which enables him to a great extent to eliminate these fluctuations. He refuses to come down. Even living in the midst of strife he keeps his peace; in the midst of noise he enjoys the silence of his inner being; and finally, in spite even of superficial pain or indifference, he remains immersed in bliss.
And there are always summits beyond the summits.