Swami Satchidananda often quotes this Sloka as a definition
of Yoga. It translates as “Pefection in action is Yoga
- An act becomes perfect when you do it with all joy and without
expecting anything in return.” Bhagavad Gita. 2:50.
We often have expectations before we climb a route or before
practicing yoga. If you attach yourself to your expectations,
good or bad, they are going to bind you. If our expectation
does not live up to what actually happens, it can reveal itself
as a negative experience. This negative experience can pop
up again, and again. Even if you have a positive experience
you may expect it to be like that the next time, and you'll
be wondering why it isn't. It is best to have a clear mind
and climb or practice yoga with no specific expectation.
came home I expected a surprise and there was no surprise
for me, so, of course, I was surprised!" Wittgenstein