Today is Wednesday, a few days after what I’ve heard was a memorable weekend in Nelson.
Many of the Yoga community of how I hold in such high esteem organized and facilitated two very powerful events in the honor of yoga and as a benefit for me and my children. I am continually touched and honored to be a part of such a community and to be the recipient of your generosity and compassion. You are an example for the rest of the world at a time when it would appear that many of these endearing qualities are fading behind the backdrop of greed and self-centeredness. I picked up the yoga Journal yesterday and was intrigued by one of the titles, ” Should yoga have an ethical standards committee.” I was somewhat taken aback as I shook my head in amazement. What are they talking about an ethical standards committee? Yoga being one of the most ancient systems of human development, spirituality, science, and physical liberation has at its very core the most complete and well-rounded ethical standard in the yoga sutures in the yamas and the niyamas. The yama and the niyamas our system of living which incorporates all of the aspects of ethical moral and intellectual liberation. In most cases in India before most practiced yoga or would begin with these ethical standards before ever touching a yoga mat. It is with this understanding that one would approach to learning how to integrate the body mind and spirit or consciousness as is more commonly known. Since by injury I have been utilizing the yoga sutras and continue to be amazed at the wisdom that lies therein. The wisdom is simple and often our need to complicate, judge and label becomes the very barrier to allowing this simplicity to guide us. Lately I have been reading The Power of Now by Eckhard Toll, this book eloquently than simply describes the process of taking one’s consciousness into the realm of complete and utter acceptance and nonresistance. There would be no other way for me to encompass this new reality that I live in now except in that state and maintain my ethical and moral peace with myself and the world around me. I would like to share with you a passage from this book and leave that with you until my next entry.
I am surrounded right now by my sisters and my mother and so I’m going to go have some fun catch y’all later!