Sunday, July 19, 2009

There's not just one solution

Things that makes me wonder .......

The illusion yoga creates, that there's immortality attached to it....hmmmm, wonder if Stephen Hawking saw it in the stars and wrote a book about it....I have decided there's only immortality in love for all things.

Strange, people seem to think if you practice yoga, you're suppose to be in superb health....ermmm, as much as I like to say," woohoo! Eureka! We have found a cure...." I think everything when taken in moderation is the key to good health.

I do believe practicing yoga has helped me understand the physical and spiritual aspects of me a lot better. I'm so much aware of what I'm capable of and the extend of my ability. It has helped me recognise the potential I have as a human being to be kind to my body and respect the individuals around me when I'm teaching.

But I can't say yoga is the 'be all and end all'. It has definitely helped me realised my journey in life, shaped my decision based on compassion,kindness,determination and willpower. But what pushes me to be better as a person, are the people around me today, right here, right now. I'm even more moved and precedented by people like Mother Theresa, Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, and so on ...they are the peacemakers, that 'moved' thousands not by propaganda or religion...but through simplicity, humility,kindness and compassion for all.

It doesn't take a genius to figure that a menu of less stressful lifestyle leads to true happiness. Yoga's one of the answers but not the only one. There's a brilliant quote when the Dalai Lama spoke to Heinrich Harrer....."The Buddha said 'Salvation doesn't come from the sight of me. It demands strenuous effort and practise. So work hard and seek your own salvation constantly.'..."

I have yoga at heart cause it has helped me to understand myself better, but I think my life is constantly shaped by the people I see, meet, read and love.

Constantly seeking for the truth...................

1 comment:

Ching said...

I would say that knowing you personally, becoming a yoga teacher has really focused you and it has centered you. You're essentially a walking yoga advert and yeah, I get that there are real dumbos out there who think that being a teacher of yoga must mean you are calm all the time no matter what or you are healthy all the time. Well, think about it. If there WAS such an occupationn/vocation/calling that meant you achieved complete peace or its near equivalent...wouldn't there be queues round the block for that job?