Applied Theory of Perspective

There are those that look at things the way they are and ask why? I dream of the things that never were and ask why not?-George Bernard Shaw


To move with the most likely of scenarios although proving low risk lacks imagination. I like low odds finding faith in the course as they turn tides. 

I have a skill I can adhere to in life that I have never had much success to bring on paper. 

To create a point that becomes the center of everything around it. How small or large objects are is relative to its relationship to this one point. This skill is the applied theory of perspective. 

There may be many frustrations in an experience and that experience can become dreadfully downcast, boisterously aggressive or show a small passageway to reflect upon the “why not’. All depending upon how we look at it. 

I may be small and insignificant at one point but I have also been seen as a threat from others. In reality, both are true depending on the perspective with which I am being observed. 

There is no meeting the resistance without a fight. If yoga is to rid the mind of afflictions, it means we must first hunt those afflictions down, expose them, fight them in every way in which they do not want to be fought. It requires all our skill in managing the perspective in which we regard those afflictions. So when you arrive and the battle begins,  remember what you do and what you are fighting for or against as the case may be and remember that those afflictions quite possibly are bringing the same force to meet you with. So meet them with equanimity, know what your big picture is and observe the dualities but do not give in to doubt. 

Why not? is a much more productive question than why? to my mind.

Kara Thorsen