Thursday, August 21, 2008
Be the Honey Badger
The Honey Badger fights cobras, breaks into bee hives, captures birds of prey, tackles rodents, and does it while moving just about 40km a day. It makes its living by killing almost anything it can get its claws on.
The Guinness Book of World Records has dubbed the honey badger the most fearless animal on Earth.
It is very common for the honey badger to even attack and kill a poisonous snake. Obviously, the Honey Badger earns its name, for being fearless, and downright bad-ass.
Living without fear is an extremely powerful way to live. (Do not confuse this with living without caution)
In "Light On Yoga" BKS Iyengar doesn't cite fear directly, but he notes how serious a flaw it may be if one lives with negativity, despair, and discouragement; for it will lead to a failure to attain continuity of thought.
Fear and nervousness are simple imagined thoughts. A farmer achieves nothing by worrying a great deal about his crops. Instead, a farmer that takes good care in preparation, has no need for fear.
Things beyond his control are no need for consternation of his peace.
For at the end of the day, all we can do, is all we can do; but we can do greatly.
A steady, strong, focused mind and body that prepares adaquetly, has nothing to fear. For preparation will bring one past the unsophisticated thoughts of unneccesary fear.