Oh my. It’s citta vritti gone wild! It’s the fluctuations of your mind represented by a bunch of “reckless assholes” at a single intersection of New York City. Whether you live in the big apple or not, it’s difficult to fully appreciate and comprehend the daily dance that is the flow of traffic in NYC without actually standing back and watching it in its full glory. By the looks of this video so craftily created by visual art student’s master’s thesis called “Three-Way Street” it’s a wonder we aren’t witness to more collisions in this organized(?) chaos, though we know they happen, unfortunately.
This is your brain on don’t forget to pick up toilet paper, crap I forgot to pay that bill, hm…what do I want for lunch? not tacos, I had them two days ago. That place never gives me enough napkins. I should probably cut back on the queso anyway. What I really feel like is a doughnut. Oh, look at that pretty shiny thing. I really ought to be doing more with my life. What was I saying, again? Oh, right. TP mode.
Now back to yoga practice! Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat.
Yogas citta vritti nirodhah – 1:2 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“yoga is the quieting of the fluctuations of the mind”