In Ayurvedic school, after giving a clinical assessment of a patient, I was told by Dr. Lad to drink more milk. Surprised, I said “I’ll try.”
My good friend, who is a far more advanced yogini than I am, said “Don’t try. Do.”
It took me awhile, but now I think I get it.
My understanding finally coalesced after reading a quote by Osho:
All the Buddhas of all the ages have been telling you a very simple fact:
Be – don’t try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming, your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
Don’t try. Do.
Herein is the meaning of sankalpa.