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Love is the Religion of the 21st Century

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

This is a wonderful letter, author unknown, but know that we are One Human Family.  Hope you will take the time to read.

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Karma Kitchen

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Check out this great video on KarmaTube.com.  It’s about a pay-it-forward restaurant, Karma Kitchen, with locations in Chicago, IL, Wash, DC, and Berkeley, CA.  I love the idea of a gift economy.  So inspiring to see that it has been working for 4 years, and counting…and can’t wait to see more things like it come about.

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Be Inspired

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

I woke today to read Yoga Journals Daily Insight, today entitled “Be Inspired.”  The focus is on how through yoga we can make great shifts in our lives, and thus out to others.  This spoke to me, as it is a huge part of my own practice.  I have shared it with you here.

“Our asana practice can have a positive impact on our lives because it constantly asks us to become more sensitive, more conscious, and more aware of our bodies, minds, feelings, and emotions. As our sensitivity increases, life becomes more rich and enjoyable because we can taste the unique flavor of each individual moment. More important, we also become more aware of what moves us toward our dharma, or life path, and what takes us away from it. This awareness makes us clearer and more peaceful, more able to elegantly handle life’s endless dilemmas without feeling overwhelmed or fearful. As a result, we become more effective in all of our actions, and our presence begins to inspire and bring out the best in people around us.

The awareness that we develop on the yoga mat, though seemingly small, affects all that is. As we become more aware in our yoga practice and in our lives, as we move away from force and violence and toward sensitivity, feeling, and awareness, we change our individual consciousness and actions. In turn, these changes influence the consciousness and the actions of everyone we meet. Slowly, we shift the direction the world is taking. As we practice each asana, whether it be a challenging twist such as Ardha Matsyendrasana II (Half Lord of the Fishes II Pose) or a simple standing pose such as Tadasana (Mountain Pose), we have the opportunity to become the embodiment of peace and to make our practice a prayer for harmony in the world.”

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