We fit into the rhythm of the universe. Little is in our control. Even the big, bright star that makes our lives possible cannot control its own ending. So let us release worry and anxiety as much as we can and find peace in strong, steady minds of equanimity throughout the ceaseless fluctuations of life.
Today, let's meditate.
Thinking on today’s #meditationresolution theme of sattva (goodness/purity), I imagine the image of the lotus flower rising beautifully above the mud. Through my practice of yoga and meditation, I strive to rise above the mud of duality and delusion by cultivating more purity of mind and heart. An openness of heart and mind arises. In our openness and surrender, we create a channel for the many blessings of Spirit to more easily flow upon us. How will you add more goodness to your life this year?
Peace and Love,
Here is one of my favorite quotes on abhayam or fearlessness by Swami Sri Yukteswar from Paramahansa Yogananda's "Autobiography of a Yogi." What's the last fear you faced and conquered? And which fears do you plan to conquer in this new year? #autobiographyofayogi #paramahansayogananda #meditation #yoga #heartofloveyoga #abhayam
Happy New Year! This is it! The time of year to make plans and set those goals to make your dreams come true. Have you made your 2019 resolutions? I haven’t just yet and I am in no rush to do so. This year, I want to ease into it. For me, making goals and resolutions should be a mindful practice done with a quiet, peaceful mind fully open to possibilities. And to achieve that, I rely on my meditation practice.
Those who attend yoga or meditation classes are probably used to hearing the word sankalpa. This Sanskrit word (sankalpa) means an intention, vow or a strong commitment to a particular goal. It is a single-minded focus. As we start the new year, the energy of sankalpa in the form of millions of us setting new year’s resolutions is particularly strong. Let’s use the strength of that energy to boost our willpower to accomplish what we wish. Wishing you a blessed 2019!
Anietie blogs about what moves her which is usually yoga, the arts and love.