Monday, 23 May 2016

Yoga is Great

Yoga is great; you know this.  You start out a little bit mad, a little bit obsessed by the wrong stuff, looking to other people to reassure you that you are doing ok, that you are a good person, trying all the time to be better, to be worthy, to be good enough.

Yoga shows you, through practice, over time, that you were born good enough, you have plenty of love around you; it takes away the barriers you had erected around your heart to protect yourself, it silences your mind and then the love comes crashing in unhindered and you realise that you knew how to live all along.  

You were your own worst enemy, and now you are your own best friend.  

Now you can make decisions, be brave, do new things, reach out to friends in need, nurture yourself, stay healthy, feel vibrantly alive.

For this reason, among many others, yoga is great.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Love

It is crucial that you discover how to value yourself;
That you know the truth of your own worth.

So much of your suffering comes from not understanding this simple truth:
You are unique and deserving of love, respect, care & tenderness.

You and everybody else.

If you don't know this,
If you don't understand this,
Then there is something wrong
And you have work to do,
The quiet, patient work of uncovering all that stands in the way of your love.

You can only progress,
You can only become all that you can be,
If you know your worth and value yourself.

It is not enough to open your heart and to shower your love onto other people,
You must learn how to receive love,
You must find out how to believe you deserve it.

It really is that simple
And that difficult.

If you are a student of yoga,
Or a student of life,
Then you already know that
Love is the answer.

That being the case,
Why did you think that you were,
In some unique way,
Undeserving of it?

You were wrong.