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. 
Who knows?
I don't. 
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 
my back 
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


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