Tattoo It – venice class – Jul 30, 2015 th

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Excerpt from full talk.

Erich: The big deal, remember, like I was saying the other day, is it's all about lifestyle — the way you do your thing. Yoga is a lifestyle. It is not a PE class. It's a mind-state with which you live your life.

The main homework, the way I am presenting it, is called the holy instant. The essence of that is whenever it occurs to you, pause and wonder, "What is the truth here, really?"

When you see someone, look at them for a second, linger with them a little longer than normal and then wonder to yourself, "What is the truth here, really?" And then, don't make up an answer really fast. Put a comma in your commentary, and then another comma, and another comma, and another comma, so that you are not energizing your usual perspective.

The big discovery is that when you neglect to energize your normal perspective, a bigger, clearer, more accurate perspective begins to dawn on you. The download begins to register with you. You start having a better perspective on things.

The main homework is the holy instant, "What is the truth here, really?"

So, I am planning to keep this short, so we can do a little more practice than normal. And, again, I have said this a lot, but just sort of get it, is the idea.

The other point is Love. The whole thing is about Love. Not being hokey or stupid, but love, you know, as the lifestyle, as how you do your thing.

The way I have been defining the word love is that "Love is the willingness to recognize That Which is Real."

It is the willingness to recognize That Which is Real. That necessitates you putting your normal commentary in pause-mode, momentarily, so that you can have a clearer assessment of That Which is Real.

The point I want to make clear, however, is that when you do the holy instant and you pause and say, "What is the truth here, really?" you are actually enacting love in that moment! You are being willing to recognize That Which is Real, which is really different than having ideas in advance about how you are supposed to be if you were being a loving person.

And so, blow off all the ideas you might have about how you think you are supposed to be — Mr. Smiley all the time, or whatever the visual is that you get about what a loving person is — and just be willing to recognize That Which is True, That Which is Real about whatever is in your experience.

And so, you will look at an iPhone and just linger with it for a few seconds longer than normal. Just look at the thing. Quiet-mind it. Shut up in there and then wonder, "What is the truth about this iPhone, really?" And then don't race to come up with an answer. Put a comma in your commentary.

Super important.

I can't think of anything more important to talk about. 1) The holy instant and 2) practicing love — the willingness to recognize That Which is Real.

I would vote, memorize those two things. Tattoo them on your brain. "Love is the willingness to recognize That Which is Real. Love is the willingness to recognize That Which is Real."

Tattoo the other one on your brain, as well. The holy instant is the main practice. "What is the truth here, really?" And when you say, "What is the truth here, really?" realize you are actually practicing love in that moment. That is such a cool little combination.

And do it a lot.

And the gist on that, remember, is do it when it occurs to you.

When it occurs to you, don't think, "Yes, that's a cool homework. I'll do it later." You're just putting it off.

When it occurs to you is the exact moment to be doing it. I must have said that 10 million times in the last month. But, again, it's such a cool little insight. Do it when it occurs to you. You don't even have to remember to do it. It is going to occur to you. When it occurs to you, that is the Universe tapping you on the shoulder, "Dude, do the homework."

Be the place where Love flows through — not as a fake love, but as the willingness to recognize That Which is True. And be clear, if you are not willing to recognize That Which is True, you are blurring the thing with your preferences. No wonder you are having a weird experience.

OK.

What is the truth here, really?

Love is the willingness to recognize That Which is Real.

1) What is the truth here, really?
and, 2) Love is the willingness to recognize That Which is Real.

One more time:

1) What is the truth here, really?
and, 2) Love is the willingness to recognize That Which is Real.

Tattoo it.

OK.

So, let's meditate for a couple minutes, then bend over for a couple minutes, then Freeform it for a few minutes, and then Meditate again. And remember, when we do the Freeform Chapter, that is a time wherein you practice letting the energy dictate how you move.

With Love and Pranams,
From Erich


Freeform Playlist from class:
  1. Dubfire ~ Adham Shaikh ~ Fusion
  2. Love Is My Religion (acoustic) ~ Ziggy Marley ~ Love Is My Religion
  3. On And On ~ Donna De Lory ~ Bliss

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