One thing that yoga teaches us is that 'change' is inevitable. Some amazing things have happened over the last few days and it reminds me....We should welcome change with open arms and an open heart. Whatever crosses our path, we should view it with equanimity. That does not mean Indifference, nor does it promote a fatalistic attitude, but it does, I believe, help us understand through experience 'santosha'. Santosha is the observance of contentment; one of the 'niyamas' which are part of the eightfold path of yoga. Contentment is the secret of life - enjoying the passing of time - enjoying the change that comes not only from year to year but from moment to moment.
Most of the time we want 'it' to be different right!? Most of the time, given the opportunity, we would rewind that sentence, that day, that week and 'do more' or 'do it better' or make that perfect comment or comeback. Oh for a 'groundhog day' sometimes (the thought of Bill Murray always makes me smile!).
But here's the beauty of santosha - that whatever it is and however it is, we 'can' choose to be content.
Happiness comes only from within.
How beautiful is that!
Indian Cooking Class
Yoga for Healthy Backs
Sunday 8/19 + 8/26
Free Essential Oil Workshop