A core premise in yoga is the understanding that we are all connected, that we all share the Universe’s light and love. In today’s world it’s easy to forget that. We become isolated. Even when we are surrounded by people, we can hold on to a perspective that keeps us focused so much into our own needs, desires and problems that life seems small and our problems large.
My suggested meditation today is to find some time to shift your focus to how you can be of service to someone. Perhaps today your practice of being of service to others is something small, yet significant such as taking a moment to really listen to someone, to acknowledge the presence of another, to smile at a stranger. Perhaps it’s being able to receive. When you fully receive a compliment, a gift or the attention of another you allow the giver to profit. When we shift our perspective outside of ourselves, we can experience peace of mind and serenity in practicing being a human-being, not a human-doing. In giving to others, we also give to ourselves.
It’s Day 16 of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge, I hope this note finds you happy, healthy and inspired. We have five more days left in this challenge. Let me know how I can be of service to you as you practice yoga and meditation.