|Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beatie|
Hari Om Dear Yoga Students,
Hope this email finds you well grounded and centered in your life. Look around you this morning. Take in the sights and smells of Fall. Breathe in that energy and allow your life to be enough. Call to mind all you have been given. All the blessing and hardships; even trials and tribulations are gifts in disguise. The obstacles in our path allow us to move deeper into our human experience and coaxes us to reach out to others for help. In times when we are in the depth of hardship or confusion, when the world seems darkest, the miracle of letting go occurs. Dark times can have the ability to move us away from the material into the spiritual; drawing us nearer to the divine source that carries us through those days when we simply cannot walk on our own. Experiencing the light within the dark (yin and yang) we come to the profound realization that Santosha (contentment) becomes possible no matter what circumstances surround us right now.
Santosha, or the practice of contentment, is the ability to feel satisfied within the container of one’s immediate experience. ~~Donna Farhi
Be open, be receptive, be present for yourself and those around you today and through day of giving thanks. Be of service in anyway you can, look beyond your differences as you interact with your family and friends and honor each person for who they are today; knowing that their struggles are no easier than your own. Don’t forget to honor yourself and your place in this life! You were meant to be here at this time and hour so rejoice, be happy and most of all be grateful for all you have that truly matters!!
When at peace and content with oneself and others (Santosha), supreme joy is celebrated. (Nischala Joy Devi)
Wishing you peace, wishing you love. I am beyond thankful for having the privilege of bringing the ancient teachings of yoga into your life. Thank you from the fullness of my heart for continuing with perseverance your studies with me as your teacher.
Om, Shanti Shanti Shanti