Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 14

स तु दीर्घकालनैरन्तर्यसत्कारादरासेवितो दृढभूमिः ॥१४॥

saḥ tu dīrgha-kāla-nairantarya-satkāra-ādarā-āsevitaḥ dṛḍha-bhūmiḥ ||14||

Moreover, this stage firm when attended to without interruption,
with care and enthusiasm over a long time.

tu - moreoverdīrgha - longkāla - timenairantarya - without interruptionsatkāra - care, attention; reverenceādara - enthusiasmāsevita - attend todṛḍha - firmbhūmi - stage

Commentaries and Reflections

T Krishnamacharya:

Abhyāsa is the practice that leads to Viveka,
the state which there are no external distractions to prevent clear perception.
Abhyāsa, when performed with reverence,
without interruption, over a long period of time,
will result in a healthy body, acute senses and extraordinary alertness.

TKV Desikachar:

You should not get tired of the means or the practice.

Yukta Abhyāsa or skilful practice.
How to cultivate as intimate a relationship with our Practice,
as with our Problems.

Satkāra – To feel better about things than in the past.

Looking beyond the superficial to the source, this is Abhyāsa.

Paul Harvey:

Moreover,
this stage becomes firm when attended to
without interruption,
over a long time,
with care and
enthusiasm.

Yukta Abhyāsa or skilful practice.
How to cultivate as intimate a relationship with our Practice,
as with our Problems.

One of the aims in Yoga is to yoke to
the more discerning aspects of the psyche,
rather than to the more distracting aspects of the psyche.

Inspirational Quote

“You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there....” Yogi Berra