Renouncing the fruits of action

Recently I found myself in a poisonous mood unable to be grateful. I was tired of washing dishes, clothes, cleaning house, and caring for everyone else. What had been for me my expression of devotion had become tiresome. What was missing was my own practice. I excuse myself from practice by saying a) I don’t have time, b) my practice is my devoted attention to the needs of others. Two amazing things that I knew to be true yet chose not to believe: time is mostly a creation of the mind – and we can create time for anything we need to do. Without a conscious practice of yoga asanas and meditation, my acts of devoted service became polluted by a desire to have some reward for my actions. When I do practice, meditation and asanas, it is easier to desire nothing, and have no ego to create disturbance or be disturbed.

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