Sharing & Caring: “Aparigraha”

I find myself challenged by something that relates to this one this week….”Aparigraha”, one of the yogic yamas in accordance with Patanjali’s sutras is generally interpreted as meaning that as humans, we should not give in to greed. Essentially, though, “aparigraha” describes the practice of healthy detachment and perhaps also the ability to be accepting of the way things are – as well as being spiritually generous and respectful of (and towards) others. This means that sometimes we may need to let go of certain ideas or expectations; to not spend our existence continually thinking about those “things” that we believe we are/or were somehow “entitled” to as well as not always being the first one in a massive queue to over-pile the dinner plate at a buffet table with the limited, more desirable options!