Yesterday I really felt and understood the value of being present in each moment. I went to a Whirling Dervish Workshop run by Sufis who practice the Religion of love. It was so beautiful, so inspiring, we all left feeling full in our heart, uplifted and humble in the presence of the ultimate love when the finite self joins the infinite self.
Your greatest task in life is to maximize the value of your presence. Fill your life daily with Yoga, Dervish whirling and meditation. By coordinating your movement, with your breathing, with your speaking — all into a united team . . . asanas, pranayams and mantras all as one.
With this united-union (original meaning of the word yoga), you engage your brain into a lucid, theta state; your body becomes at ease with effortless efforts, and your emotions are transformed into devotions. This manifests — this is true yoga — the total union between all of your parts . . . being one with everything and unconditionally connected. When you’re in this higher state, and anything gets dumped on you, it becomes fertilizer for the seeds of your ideas. At the very least, you think bright thoughts; have a moment of forgiveness; you use words like inspiration and innovation, which lead to actually living in brighter terms. Sounds idealistic, but yogis have practiced and perfected this for thousands of years. They were the first ones to evolve past the pursuit of instinctual revenge and into this idealism . . . they found it works. Find the fertilizer in your nasty moments; plant seeds with your presence; act in a lucid state of ease and effortless effort, and remain united with the true value of your ideals and your ideas.
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This week’s classes:
Mon 25 April 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 26 April 6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 27 April 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 27 April 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road
Thurs 28 April 6.30-7.30pm Gong Bath @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (1000Rs or by donation)
Fri 29 April 6.30-7.30pm Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space