Most of us spend years pushing our way through our practice, managing and striving, exhilarated and disappointed, ambitious and lazy. We stay busy. We make an effort. Eventually, though, we start to take tentative steps toward getting less busy.
As our attention turns inward, we discover another layer of activity. Beneath the physical sensations of our postures we discover our emotional responses. We connect at the level of samskara, or personality. Our habitual responses to situations become plainly visible in the stillness of our inwardly turned attention[.]
As we become still here, real change begins to happen because we are removing whatever creates the impression that we are separate. We are dissolving the false persona that obscures our true nature. […] All that is required to do this is willingness and practice.