Ugh, sometimes vasana’s can be a proverbial pain! I find those ‘fetus in a womb’ vasanas that keep nagging at me need a long-term strategy if I am to get on top of them, let them simmer away in the background of my life without disrupting me constantly.
I like to overindulge in sense pleasures. My particular weakness is chocolate. What’s the big deal, right?? But I can’t stop at one square. Now really, what difference does too much chocolate make? What’s the big deal? Well, at it’s core even that small defiance violates dharma and agitates my mind. It steels my freedom. Continue reading “When something we really, really want to do is adharmic…”
A vasana is a habit or tendency that has developed over time. The thoughts we think, actions we take, and how our lives unfold are largely driven by our vasanas. The person’s challenge is to develop helpful vasanas (uplifting socializing, healthy eating, positive hobbies) and reduce the pull of unhelpful tendencies. Children can be taught these principles and in that way at least start to notice how they behave and the effects on their lives. Continue reading “Surfing the vasana”