One thing at a time

Clean, healthy body? Check.

Sometimes I feel like I need a checklist. Holidays, yamas, niyamas, etc, it’s hard to keep them straight at first. Some are pretty ingrained – ahimsa, daya, arjava are all reflexive. A lot of the others are not so reflexive.

I’m getting better, but I think I may write all these down to remind me of solutions for the things that frustrate me, such as depression, frustration (ironically enough), and any other negative emotion that gets in the way of the truth.

I suppose that’s what draws me to sanatana dharma more than anything – clear, rational guidelines on how one might go about living a blissful life.

(Tāṇḍava posted a great link to another blogging Westerner following sanatana dharma, and the blogger in question has posted a fairly straightforward list of yamas and niyamas, which is what got me thinking about them.)

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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