Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"You don't have to be afraid of anything."

Ah, yes it has been awhile since I wrote.  I've missed you all.
Tonight at Yoga class I read the April 6th passage from Swami Satchidananda's book The Golden Present, although it wasn't the one I planned on reading.  The passage must have been needed by someone in the class.  Maybe you need it as well?

"Have complete faith. Don't even go near fear. Remember: If anything has to happen, it will happen. Think, "All right, let it happen. I am bold! What's the use of being afraid of it? I'm not going to be able to stop anything that is meant to happen."

If you really have faith, you don't have to be afraid of anything. That doesn't mean that you should not be careful. Be careful, but don't be afraid."

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

Funny thing is, I was afraid to read the first sentence.  Since I teach in a gym I'm always trying to leave out any mention of God or faith and make it more universal.  Sometimes I replace the word God with "the universe" because I fear any new participants at the gym might find it too Spiritual and not be introduced to the Yoga style I know and love.  What do you think?  Anyway, I love the quote and it reminds me of Eleanor Roosevelt's quote which hangs in my room-- 

Hope it inspires you to enjoy life to the fullest.  Yoga Dog and I are facing our fear of lightning and thunder by sitting and watching the light show on the terrace.  Bravo!  It's July 4th in April!

P.S.-- I just started a new meetup group for the Yoga Life Society.  Would love it if you joined!  Check out the link:  Yoga Life Society Meetup Group