Yoga is mastery over the roaming tendencies of the mind.
Attention is a rare commodity these days, and we have to work hard to cultivate a mind-state of paying attention to what is in front of us. I’ve been thinking about this more recently with the arrival of spring. Walking with my dog, I’ve been trying to pay close attention to everything around me: the fresh, green leaves of the ferns; the daffodils pushing up out of the ground; the cherry blossoms exploding into color; and the smell of freshly mown grass. The list goes on and on, and it seems as though the more I listen and watch, the brighter and more vivid the experience becomes.