You see, life is just one long story made up of lots of little stories
The use of the English language by Irish people is an amazing thing! It took me a long time to work out the meanings of some of the phrases and sayings when I first came here in 1994.
In the early days, people would greet me by asking “what’s the craic (crack)?” and I would respond by looking at them as if they had two heads. I then wanted to know exactly what this “craic” was, so I asked “what’s the craic?” and people would reply “Jaysus, the craic’s ninety!”
But in Dublin, it’s a little different. I had to learn a whole new phrase when I moved from the west…. “What’s the story?” it just means “how’s things?” but from a yogic angle, it means so much more.
You see, life is just one long story made up of lots of little stories. And everyday we all have our own little stories going on. It’s all “head stuff”. We constantly get caught up in tangled webs of different fables and tales.
The search for enlightenment is actually the desire to learn how to put the big book down for a while, to get to the end of the chapter and take a breather. And once we realize life is one big novel that we can put down at the end of each chapter, it becomes a lot easier to read!
That’s what yoga is to me: my own personal bookmark!
So tell me, people, what’s the story?
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