I came across this item by the Dali Lama which I found to be so spot on-We are in a quick fix society and transformation of any kind takes time...the path to transformation is a long one, with twists and turns all the way..better to be on it than not in my humble opinion.
One thing that you should remember is that mental transformations take time and are not easy. I think some people from the West, where technology is so good think that everything is automatic.
You should not expect this spiritual transformation to take place within a short time; keep it in your mind and make a constant effort, then after 1 year, 5years 10 years, 15 years you will eventually find some change. I still sometimes find it very difficult to practise these things. However, I do believe these practises are extremely useful.
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Of these two, effort towards steadiness of mind is practise.
Here Patanjali means continuous practise, not just for one or two days. You have to always be at it, not just a few minutes a day and then allowing the mind to have its own free time all the other hours.It means you become eternally watchful, scrutinizing every thought, every word and every action.
Runners Knee / Ilio-Tibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS)
The Iliotibial Band is a long band of fascia that runs from the outside of the hip, along the outer thigh and to the side of the knee. Ilio-Tibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS) occurs when an overly tight Iliotibial Band rubs on the outer part of the knee and causes the fascial band to become inflamed through over-friction.
Also, between the IT Band and the bony outer knee lies a bursa, (a lubricated pad which is there to help prevent over-friction of the IT Band as mentioned above), which can become entrapped by the IT Band and become inflamed itself.
ITBFS is characterised by pain, tenderness and swelling on the outer part of the knee and thigh. It is generally aggravated by movement of the knee, and relieved by knee inactivity.
ITBFS is generally considered to be an overuse condition; so a repetitive activity like running is commonly related.
Repetitive loading of the knee, e.g. running or cycli…