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Season 3 - Episode 44

2.67: Be the Skipper

10 min - Talk
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James recites and translates verses 2.19 - 2.21 of the Gita, explaining that one who allows their senses to run the show will be like a boat without a skipper in the wind, therefore, he says, take responsibility for your experiences and learn to be the captain of your own ship.
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Jun 10, 2016
Bhakti, Jnana
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Dance with the boat.
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This has been so wonderful!! Thank you. Life changing. 
Captain of your own ship is great advice and a powerful image, the ocean is such a strong force of nature, to be navigated with with intelligence and agility, just like the senses, thank you for the awesome explanation and the Yoga connection
Thank you James, a year later this verse is one I seem to remember often from my study of last year.  It is interesting to see what I wrote back then...I would now add how the rules are another tool, to be respected for sure, but also to be adapted, "bent", broken, re-written, even abandoned, especially if they don't cultivate harmony.  And to take responsibility for the journey !

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