Be Gentle: Conclusion

The fruit of ahimsa and tapas will continue to unfold for me. This experiment has been a good starting point. There is a lot of work to do. I have not done sadhana every single day which is a problem, but it is also a problem to beat myself up over it. I think the discipline that I have gained from my tapas experiment has begun and will continue to flow into my sadhana practice. The first week of the experiment one of my team mates said “be gentle with yourself.” I think this simple statement sums up a large part of what I am taking away from this process. I am trying to be gentle with myself in all aspects as well as trying to be gentle with others.