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.
Renay Oshop - teacher, searcher, researcher, immerser, rejoicer, enjoying the interstices between Twitter, Facebook, and journals.