It is amazing waking up in the morning and having that kind of energy that pushes us to create, to help, to go out there and do our duty. In my personal experience I learned that too much of that feeling does not allow you to understand when it is time to step back, to slow down and taking care of yourself.
In the Zen tradition they say that there are only 2 things: you sit and you sweep the garden. And not matter how big your garden is, you sit, you quiet your mind, you dive into your heart, you learn how to center yourself and stay in touch with those qualities of love and compassion that are inside us. Those are our birth gift, and you extend it in the garden of the world. And even if you cannot take care of the whole garden, you pick up your personal lot to plant your seeds in it. And there is an endless list of lot in that garden to take care of: maybe serving your community in a better way, maybe taking care of your own family and kids, maybe put the best of yourself in your own business, maybe fighting some kind of injustice you see around yourself. You need to find what is important to you and tending that lot with those qualities you develop and are in touch with when you sit.
So, we need to calibrate between site and sweeping the garden better tending it. And when we sit and we touch our deepest layer within ourself, we use our body to constantly transcend its physical limits and empower our boundless self. In that moment we can alter traditional modalities that may be wrong: the way we eat, the way we think, the way we act and react, the way we work, the way we love.
The sitting moment is a thought-provoking moment, the moment when we calibrate our body-mind system to awaken the seeds of transformation inside ourself. It kindles the understanding of our identities and the mistake we do when we identify our self with them. And it pushes as to stay in touch with that Boundless Self that is all that we are: an endless streaming of pure consciousness.
Sasy, Director of F.R.Y.
This COVID 19 journey is becoming a little frustrating. No gathering even for intellectual reasons and not only for a coffee; restriction within the workspace and business limitation that are leading to money limitation. Putting your mask on? Always a forgetfulness I need to put attention on in order to follow the rules. Everything is starting becoming complicated to accept.
I try to rejoice in me being alive. I try to rejoice in my breathing and my healthiness. In the Bible it is said “Rejoice in the Lord always”. I simplify and I say “rejoice always” as everything is an opportunity to develop your attitude to be happy. Yes, it is an attitude, it is an ability and as all the abilities it is not accomplished automatically. I decide to be happy no matter what the other say.
Life can be burdensome sometimes and rejoicing doesn’t seem to be a natural response to what we are facing, to what we encounter during this journey called life. But I learned that out of some sad and difficult moments that happened to me, I gained something new: I developed a new quality, a better insight, deeper wisdom. So, no reason to be bitter about what you regret in your life: everything that is knocking at your inner door has a teaching available for you. Treat your being human as a guest house where every day you welcome honorably a new arrival: joy, depression, awareness, a sweep, a smile. Each of them has been sent as a guide from beyond.
It seems today find a free yoga class is as easy as blinking your eyes. You never hesitate to accept something for free as it is very easy to say yes when you do not have to pay.
Offering something for free allows the teacher to reach a wider audience and if he is trying to establish his niche, offering some free classes is a really good try. Offering free classes or better donation-based class with a purpose or to celebrate a special event, is also something remarkable.
But there is a big drawback of the “free yoga” and that is true not only for yoga.
First, your teacher are not getting paid for what you offer. Is that the value you give to yourself?
Second, again from the teacher side, offering free class lowers even more the value of what you do, your studies, your knowledge, your teaching. People who get something for free cannot see the value of what you do and about who you are. Do you want people release good hormones in your class? Then that “I-accomplish hormone” called dopamine that is released when you face up challenges in your life and you do not run away from it but you stay with it,need to have a challenging stimulus that cannot be only physical. More, your sense of accomplishment as a teacher won’t be there too.
Third, from student side, if you get something without paying you do not have any stake in the final result: you will end up to follow instructions that you will store in an easy-to-forget drawer of your mind. You won’t follow the teaching carefully, you won’t learn anything that can be an experience from which you can get more insight and wisdom to use in your life.
Free yoga classes are like broken chain but you will always have the cuff around your wrist.
Hello my dear.
It has been days I am talking to you. And today just as the other days I keep saying you were born for greatness, you are meant to live your life as a shining star.
You are so special as you are trying not to trudge through your life but shine within it and make a difference in this world just for the person you are, by sharing your love and your knowledge with humbleness.
I am talking to you as I want you not to forget you are special and I want to help you to kick out of your life the shadows, the judgments, the fears that keep following you all the way around the places you have been, all the way inside your heart. But your heart is pure, it is joy and it is fearless. That’s why I am talking to you
A great man said stay hungry, stay foolish and I am repeating these words to you: stay hungry, stay foolish and fly high as you are special. Yes, you are the hero you would always like to be, you are trying to make this world a better place to stay.
You are special, believe me as I never lie.
That is the voice of my beloved, a talk to myself.
Destiny is not accidentals. Our actions and all the thoughts and feelings coming with them become seeds stored in our mind building up our attitude and so our personality and so our life, unfolding to what is our destiny.
We are the author of the script of our life and so in control of our destiny but we have no control over the fate as it is made out of external causes and conditions.
Look into your crystal ball and guess what you see….just a seamless flow of events, thoughts and actions. Put effort for them to be good and positive.
To celebrate the tremendous efforts by all the women around the world who participated and still today are participating for a more equal future
To all the women who every day are helping us to recover from the pandemic
To all the women that are giving their effective participation in many areas of our life to progress, to grow, be healthy and going beyond any genre.
To all our women First Responders and Front Liners who put their life at risk for our security, health and protection
At the last but not at the least to all moms, girlfriends, grandmothers, aunties, sisters who simply are the best part of our life.
Without you wouldn’t be any me.
I wish you all love, health and a smile on life.
Sasy supports you