My dear Yogis and Yoginis,
I have been contemplating what would be a good theme to start the year with. Signs from different sides have kept on showing up and pointing to
With wars being still very present it doesn’t seem unusual, but
messages from within the line of wellbeing and leadership as well.
Here an Affirmation from wonderful Luise L. Hay
“The more peaceful I am inside, the more peace I have to share with others. Love is around every corner, and joy fills my entire world.”
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As most of you know, I have been working a lot with my dog the last couple months to create a stronger bond etc. Yesterday I opened up one of these advertisements for training animals I have seen plenty of time before, called Trust Technique. Sure enough the base of this is to be so much at peace yourself that it transfers to the animal. No surprise that it is working also with people and it all starts with oneself!
“Peace can only exist if we have complete security, both outwardly and inwardly, psychologically and environmentally. We all want security, even the greatest scientist and the poorest, very uneducated villager – all of us want security.
Like every animal, every living thing needs security.
And apparently we don’t have security. We have sought it in religions, in beliefs, in ideologies, in some form of authority; followed them, and yet we remain separate. We are asking, is that one of the basic causes why human beings, thinking they are separate, isolated entities, each one seeking his own particular form of security, must inevitably come into conflict with others who are also seeking their own particular form of security?
If you examine without any bias, without any tradition, if your brain is eager to find out whether it is possible to live in this world with
complete freedom and peace and therefore with order. One has to put this question. You may be a great scientist, a great painter, a marvellous poet, like Keats, but the scientist, the poet, the painter have their own sorrow, pain, anxiety like the rest of us. And as long as we think we are separate, conflict must exist – between the Arab and the Jew, as is happening in Beirut, between the black and the white, between the Muslim and the rest of the world. So please, consider this question
seriously – exercise our brains, not accept.
And if that is one of the causes of war, one of the causes of
conflict between human beings, this fallacy that each one of us is
entirely different, we are questioning that very thing. And if we are not, then we are the rest of mankind. You are the rest of mankind. With that goes tremendous responsibility which you may not like to have. We like to avoid responsibility.
~ Krishna Murti
(Excerpts out of: Only in peace can the human mind be free – 1983)
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We all have felt a togetherness in our little global yoga community. In that safe space we are able to keep on growing together and strengthen it as well as finding our inner grounding and security.
Activating the Root Chakra
Moving up to the 2nd Chakra
Connecting with the Solar Plexus
I think peace is a good counterbalance to the turbulent energies that a new year brings along!