What is my path toward & away from this earth? In the final installment of the yamas & niyama series, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes examines svadhyaya, self-study.
From ascent magazine, issue 40, winter 2008:
The bears have been in their winter lairs for over a month now. The sun has followed suit, settling into sleep along the horizon line. Crows roost quietly in the dense shadows of the cedar forest, while the creek that runs along our street is gripped by ice. Even the skunks under the floorboards of my writing studio have nestled together. This is not a time for much outer activity. The mating, blooming, fruiting and feasting will have to wait for another year….