EMPOWERMENT AND SELF RELIANCE
This being human is a guesthouse.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight …
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
EMPOWER YOURSELF! SELF RELIANCE
SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2008: Why do you practice yoga? Really everything we do brings us back to our own true nature which the yoga sutras says is joy! This is chapter 1 verse 3, United in the heart, consciousness is steadied, then we abide in our own true nature, joy.
In practical terms it means that we do the practice to help ourselves heal and come back into our own strength. This feeling of SELF RELIANCE. Anything is possible. It all really relates to self-empowerment. Four sweet quotes that are favorites of mine along this theme I share here for you to enjoy:
Empowering is achieved by encouraging self-reliance and providing education, discipline, and learning opportunities for the child. You are empowered to try, therefore to make mistakes and still be fully accepted. Your interests are met with enthusiasm; the importance and joy of hard work are recognized and encouraged. Failure is treated lightly, while curiosity and integrity are held in high regard.
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
If it is to be, it is up to me.