One of the best things about yoga (if not THE best), is that after each practice, you really do grow and you really do transcend into a higher self. You become enlightened by your own abilities and the miracles of your amazing body. You learn, you discover a lot about yourself, and you gain a great deal of humility. When all of this radiates from ourselves, we put peace into our lives and into the lives of those around us.
If our practice was our life?
What if the temple was the Earth?
If forests were our church?
If holy water- the rivers, lakes, and oceans?
What if meditation was our relationships?
If the Teacher was life?
If wisdom was self-knowledge?
If love was the center of our being.
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I noticed these two trees outside our little camp set-up while sipping my coffee. There was something about the way they seemed to be drawn together against the laws of nature and purpose. There seemed to be no reason for them to be so entangled. Why weren’t they both growing straight towards the sun as nature intended? Perhaps they grew towards each other intentionally? As I sat gazing at them I was struck by this bit of prose:
They grew like two determined lovers against all odds, waiting for years with patient intent until at last they could grow together. Limbs intertwining, sap binding. See clearly these star crossed lovers, defying all to be limb to limb…at last.
This is so beautiful and so beautifully written.
“You are searching the world for treasure, but the real treasure is yourself.” -Rumi