Yoga is a practice to re-awaken the natural loving-kindness that rests deep in our souls.
We re-vitalize feelings of love for all beings and all of Earth.
We direct awareness both inward and outward to feel deeply connected and at One with all of life.
We realize the gift of the present moment.
We feel humbled by the sacredness of Life, and empowered by our abilities to serve with integrity and dignity.
Practice might take the form of the classical methods of posture practices, breath work, and meditation; it could also take the form of service work, intellectual study, or devotional practice.
When we take care of our bodies and our own way-of-living, as well as how we live our lives in our communities and in service of the greater good, we each lay the foundation of a deeper yoga practice… and a healthier, more fulfilling and sustainable lifestyle.
When we each realize the sacredness of our own life and its importance to the greater good, we each see how isolated self-interests and personal feelings of separation and day-to-day living challenges are just pieces of a bigger picture, opportunities to see a greater good and a deeper sense of life-purpose.
When we let go of previously held perspectives which hold us back from these heart-opening practices, we feel free to explore the limitless nature of our spirit and the awesome adventure of our life and the gift of each moment.
We realize that our personal adventures are never alone, that we all travel through time and space together… that we each share the challenges and the opportunities that each moment in life offers us.
In this place, in these travels, we awaken a deeper sense of being-at-home… in our bodies, in our hearts, in our communities, on Earth, and in the Cosmos.
Here, we are One.
And in this spirit, I get on a plane Thursday to fly to India to explore a region said to be the home of yoga, ready to take an adventure into my own heart and re-awaken a deeper sense of being at home… Here.
To my friends and family, to my Heart of the Village community, I travel with you… and I am at home with you. This adventure is possible because of you!
To Jo, I look forward to this adventure of a lifetime… to the opportunity to explore the limitless nature of our spirits as we soar together… with open hearts!
I humbly offer these words with feelings of Love for all of you. Peace.