When someone says "Oh you shouldn't feel that way" don't listen to them. Whatever it is that you are feeling is exactly right. It takes effort and deep patience to know the karma of our responses. How we respond to any given situation is not always going to line up, be accurate, or make sense to others.. heck even ourselves at that. Remember that emotions and feeling are a major part of each one of our inner guidance systems. They will always be here for a reason. Our work is to decipher whether those reasons are aligned with the present or our samskara.
Most of us can't afford to sit in an ashram for our practice and discipline. At the same time, most of us are taking part in the work force and having practices of one kind or another "on the side". What is the balance with work/ play/ spiritual practice that best works for you? For me a 9-5 feels crushing, I feel like my life is dictated by work rather than work being a part of my life. I have found that I thrive more in life with several part time gigs that make up my financial life, yet without the consistency of the 9-5 I struggle getting my practice in.
What is your balance? what do you do to make time? Have you found a good work/ life/ spiritual practice balance?
The Yoga Blog is a little bit of everything from homework (things to ponder/ practice), my personal practice at any given time, and things that I feel are relevant to the life of a modern yogi.