Friday Discussion: Eddie Stern’s One Simple Thing

Today I read a passage from Eddie’s new book, One┬áSimple Thing, about bhavana:

In Sanskrit, mood is associated with the word bhavana. Bhavana means
feeling, mood, and emotion, but specifically it means that when you have the experience of something, and there’s an emotion or sensation associated with it, every time you repeat that activity, if you keep identifying it with the mood or emotion that was first associated with it,
whether it’s pleasant or painful, you’re going to create a particular mood.

For example, when you do your first yoga class, and you come out feeling
really, really great, that is a mood, an emotion, a sensation, a feeling that has come about as a result of doing yoga.

BTW Judy mentioned the audio version is great, with Eddie reading it himself.

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