Speak To Us of Love by Kahlil Gibran

But, if in your fear, you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure, Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor, Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.

Choose Peace by Swami Satchidananda

When would you want to prove yourself to have attained that balanced state? During adversities. When everything goes smoothly, then you are easily balanced. “Ahh, wonderful. l am so peaceful.” Fine, but what if somebody comes and says, “Hey, you rogue! What are you doing here?” Your mind should still say, “Ahh, how peaceful l am.”

The Core

Patanjali teaches that we are to master asana so that the body becomes steady and comfortable. Then, no longer a distraction, it even becomes a true friend for meditation.