TRUTH ABOUT YOURSELF
What is the most truthful thing you’ve said today?
What have you lied about?
Which voice is more powerful within you?
I have been meditating a lot about Sayta, (Truth) and how when we are aligned with our own truth our hearts open up. In yogic terms Truth can be defined on three levels, the first deals with communication: that we tell the truth about what we see, what we feel and what we need. When we feel out of control it is usually where there is a conflict between what we think and what we feel. Then we suffer and our actions fall apart.
Chapter 2.36 presents to us that if we are “dedicated to the truth and integrity, our thoughts, words and actions gain the power to manifest.” (Translation Secret Power of Yoga). If we are founded in the truth then we actually “Change our relationship to relationship itself.” That is real Shakti! (power). What I love about this practice is that it uncovers our real truth whether we want it to or not. We put ourselves in these interesting poses and come face to face with all the stuff we’ve stored in our tissues. Without a doubt whatever we feel in our bodies is OUR TRUTH.
Judith Lasater says, “our bodies which are the storage unites for our feelings simply cannot lie.”
This awakens us to our own best courage to be honest and forthcoming. Dag Hammarskjold puts it like this, “Life only demands the strength you posses, Only one feat is possible – not to have run away.” So on the mat all we have to do is show up. Then as we experience the truth of the body we more fully realize what we feel and need in our lives off the mat. I wish you all your own best courage to not turn away from yourself but to remain true to your heart. Love the day, Silvia