Practice (abhyasa) and non-attachment (vairagya) are the two core principles on which the entire system of Yoga rests.
Practice is having an attitude of persistent effort. The essential companion to this is non-attachment, not being attached to what it all looks like, how it is suppose to go, what it is, or who it is. This is the balance.
"it was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing, and dance while the music was being played."
I've been working, so not posting. But two things I ran across today coincided in a nice way on an attitude that I *try* to take toward my own life, so I thought I'd pass them on. It's all a bit 'stop & smell the flowers'-y, but whatever. Sometimes we need reminding.
First, this meditation on the idea of non-attachment, from the Marbles blog:
And, then this, which was flagged by my friend tricia, who embraces life in a way we should all try to emulate.