4 February 2015

what would you do for love

that's the punch line of a tv advert !!

It's also the main lesson of over 40 years yoga teaching. And it's what you get for living the yoga life, & this is any part of yoga really: if chanting is your thing, or meditation, or postures, or the philosophy, you can have access to unlimited love. And it is a love that grows, &, even through the hard times, it will call you back to yourself.

What would you do for love? In reality there is only 1 main thing to do, whether you practice some form of yoga, or are a Buddhist, or follow another ancient path, or follow a religion...... it costs nothing & is the easiest thing in the world to do.

It is to be a decent human being, with a conscience. It does not mean being fake nice, nor manipulative, nor proclaiming the "right" thing to do. It means doing none of those things. You don't have to "forgive" people when they do wrong or mean things. You just have to be a decent person....& therefore you won't need to do anything to make yourself look good. The inner loveliness that will shine forth from you, & your own inherent decency, your own inner love, you will not be able to suppress it. It will shine.

Being a decent person who refuses to do & be mean, will free up trapped energy within you, & this will allow your own inner store of energy to emerge & grow. You will find it easier to deal with life's problems, because your own energy will sustain you, & your conscience will make you feel ok about yourself within difficult situations.

Things will still happen, but, you will be "protected" on some level. I can honestly say this from personal experience. So many times I've been emotionally hurt, ripped off financially, been gossiped about badly....& trust me...that all hurt! But always it turned out that these 'bad' situations kept me away from being involved in situations that were not at all loving, &, therefore, they were detrimental. And better things came instead. It's almost like a strange "law of attraction".

Rather than sending out "I want. I want", messages to the Universe, in the belief that all you want will come to you.......good things will come just through being an inherently good person: "to thine own self be true" (Shakespeare)

In yoga, it's called "ahimsa", or, non-violence. Refusing to be the person who knowingly harms another, & also being the person who refuses to allow harm to come to his/her self.

Ahimsa is doing & being. It is not talking about it. Actions speak louder than words.

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