Say that 5 times fast! LOL!
Seriously, aparigraha is translated as non-greed or non-hoarding. This is the fifth and final yama. It asks you to observe what you are holding on to. What do you cling to? Beliefs? Material goods? It is not instructing you to rid yourself of your belongings, but to release your attachments to them. And in getting rid of these attachments, we’re able to see clearly what it is that we truly need, and so get rid of anything that we don’t need, the stuff that just weighs us down.
Today, I invite you to lighten your load. What can you let go?
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One who is not greedy is secure. He has time to think deeply. His understanding of himself is complete. ~ Yoga Sutra II.39