Ganesha is the Lord of Obstacles, both of a material and spiritual order.
Ganesha is also the destroyer of vanity, selfishness, and pride.
Posted today on my personal blog:
This Ganesh image is one I am using for a probable blog
about a vigorous form of yoga (Ashtanga) and me being..ahem...over sixty.
Aaargh I said it!
Good thing this is a pretty exclusive site,
ie it sits neutrally in the ether, either to be read by a few or more people or not....
The questions is - what does age have to do with Ashtanga
or anything else we are experiencing.
How can we know?
No matter what age, aren't each of us pioneers
discovering day by day our individual and collective bodies?
And souls? All one.
Anyway, at the moment I feel very connected to this Lord
of material and spiritual
I feel physical obstacles
and though I'm on the verge of a life transition,
I feel stuck.
Love that Ganesh destroys
vanity, selfishness, and pride.
3 counts—nailed again!
When I started the practice, my age made me humble.
At some point, I became ambitious
and puffed up
proud because I could/can do things that most yoga students
1/3 my age could not do.
There you have it!
This is the first entry.
Pour yourself out like a fountain.
Flow into the knowledge that what you are seeking
finishes often at the start, and, with ending, begins.
- Rainer Maria Rilke