Tribe of Heart!
What's all this life business about? If you're like me, you ask regularly WHY... Why do I work so hard? Why do get up so early for my morning ritual of spiritual practice? Why do I worry about life, kids, yoga, work, family, college, retirement, friendship, environment, government...? Why do I journal, go to therapy, seek adventure & challenge, weather ups & downs.. why do I get up every day to do it all again? What is my ultimate purpose?
This past weekend I saw the film "Yesterday," a story of a man who lives in a world that never heard of "The Beatles." Can you imagine? As a musician, he felt he should bring their songs into the world because what would the world be without the inspiration of John, Paul, George, and Ringo? But like any great story, he runs into some pretty large obstacles. Ultimately, learns the fundamental lesson for life in the end from a special man: 'Tell those you love that you love them and be truthful at all times.' That's it. It's that simple; it's that challenging; it's that important.
Love. Speak truth.
Where or with whom have you been withholding love?
Where or with whom have you not been truthful?
Yoga's gifts are oneness and liberation; namaste: unity of mind, body, and heart to self with a deep knowing we are all connected; moksha: liberation, freedom of suffering. Though it can get complicated if we overthink it, in essence, it's love and truth.
Today. Tomorrow. Everyday. LOVE like the house is on fire. Love yourself, your beloved, your family, friends AND the stranger. No one can live fully without love.
Be truthful to yourself, to others. Radical honesty can change your life, allowing more space for love. Be honest and feel tension dissolve in your body, calm your mind, and open your heart.
Ask forgiveness of those you may have wronged and watch your life unfold!
Love and truth hold positive energy, a vital life-force. Make this your work each day and notice how sleep comes more easily, tension melts, and inspiration rises up. Your work becomes joy; your practices grace-filled; your relationships rich and beautiful; your purpose clear. Then the happiness which we all seek is revealed.
Here's to the path of love and truth! Now let's get at it.
'Love is all you need',
"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."
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