On the five yamas and resitance…
‘All five yamas play their part (in working with resistance) so, with satya, truthfulness, we are accepting that we have resistance, we are not in denial, and we are also accepting the calmness beneath the surface. Asteya; we are not stealing, so we are not trying to steal that we don’t feel when we have resistance, we are allowing calmness to come to us. Brahamacharya; as focus and commitment to being with and working with our resistance. And of course Aparigraha, freedom from hoarding, combined with Ahimsa so that we are not holding onto our resistance we can let it go.’

— Khadine Morcom


Meditation isn’t an escape from the instinctual world, but an opening up to it; it’s a way of understanding the world, apart from the reactions of indulgence or suppression.

— Venerable Ajahn Summedho