MOST LOVING PEOPLE ARE "PRESENT"
OCTOBER 3, 2009: In my role as a Love Anthropologist it’s been my experience that the most loving people. You know those folks that sparkle and are excited about life, loving towards everyone they meet, fun to be with…well what makes them unique is that they are PRESENT.
Good news is we can all cultivate this ability and yoga helps us do so. This is supported in the yoga sutras Chapter 1 verse 23 “Boundless love unite us with consciousness.”
This means be present, awake (conscious) turns us on to being more loving. And that love is infinite. We don’t have to pick and choose or dole it out conservatively. We can literally love everybody. When we are present we see people, I mean we really see them through the eyes of compassion. As the Dalai Lama says, “through compassion you find that all human beings are just like you.” So start today. Get to the mat and practice being more present and then just see for yourself, using your own life as self-study that in order to love more, we need to be more present.
As I’ve spent my whole life studying what brings others together in loving ways, I use this practice to explore myself and as I am present and accepting of who I am I naturally evolve into a more loving human being. Please join me so we can transform ourselves, transform the world. Love everybody, serve everybody! (words of Neem Karoli Baba) Love in all ways, Silvia