Whole Life Yoga Podcast

Let us not get lost in lamentation! With reference to 'jai perdu mon eurydice'

February 01, 2024 James Boag Season 1 Episode 5
Whole Life Yoga Podcast
Let us not get lost in lamentation! With reference to 'jai perdu mon eurydice'
Show Notes

Let us not get lost in lamentation! As Kṛṣṇa urges us in the Bhagavad Gītā, life will involve gain and loss, joy and sorrow, hot and cold, pleasure and pain. The coming and going of these pairs of opposites is inevitable. Once we have felt and acknowledged something, no need to get fixated on it. Let us cultivate steady awareness so we can move through the inevitable ups and downs of life with greater ease, so we can learn, grow and enjoy more easily. As Clarissa Pinkola Estés has sometimes advised: 'Do not complain, do not criticise, do not condemn!' With reference to the beautiful aria 'J'ai perdu mon Eurydice' from Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Eurydice, and its majestic performance by the incomparable Maria Callas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF5FhF_t5i4 this episode highlights the yogic injunction to take responsibility for and take care of how we cultivate our attitude to life with its inevitable changes.