This is a date that doesn’t just pass without a flood of emotions. I recall this day perfectly, as many of us do. The country was left stunned and saddened. People of all social, political and economic backgrounds united together in hopes of accomplishing the same goal, to heal.
This morning as I turned on the TV and opened up my computer, I was once again left saddened. I saw a country full of blame and hate, while offering no attempt to resolve conflicts or willingness to compromise.
A few years back I started practicing yoga after an athletic injury. I found myself not only challenged physically, but mentally, and I suppose even spiritually.
I’d like to share a piece of Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga. You only have to go as far as the first page of the book to find this gem. My hope is that it resonates with others in the same way it did for me.
“All of us carry a desire for a better way, a hope that we will somehow leave the world a better place than we found it. Whether we practice yoga or meditation, vote Democrat or Republican, write popular music or computer code, we cherish the notion that things can improve and that our own good life contributes in some way to the good lives of those who will come after us.”
Thank you for reading,
"Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself..." ~ Paramahansa Yogananda