LOVING MORE: HOW YOGA HAS CHANGED ME
JANUARY 17, 2009: Time and again I think about how the yoga is impacting my life. How it is making even the most ordinary day extraordinary and magical. The number one way yoga has changed my life is that is has helped me to be more consistently LOVING in all situations.
How this has taken place is that the practice reminds us how to demonstrate love towards ourselves first and foremost. That the love story begins with us. Hafiz says "For when the heart tastes its glorious destiny you awake to your constant need for your love." The cool thing is that we always have opportunities to LOVE ourselves. It doesn't even require we do anything heroic. And if there is a "goal" of yoga besides the process itself then I would have to say that it is SELF-LOVE.
How often do we find ourselves not being loving to ourselves in our work, in our relationships, in our work time, playtime? But when you want to shift to a more loving way of life then embrace Yoga as a life practice and you too will find your own best strength to be more loving.
And then life gets a lot better and a whole lot easier.
Take Ruth Casey's words to heart, "it only takes one person to change your life - YOU." And when we love ourselves you want to love others more or as Neem Karoli Baba puts it "Love everyone, serve everyone." Love in all ways my friends, Silvia