My Yoga practice includes a daily 4:20am online meditation with my colleagues – a gang of amazing Yogis dedicated to the eradication of violence against women and girls worldwide and permanently in our life time. A few mornings ago we were meeting with our spiritual Teacher, Yogi Akal to discuss modern day slavery. It’s a challenging conversation as he asks each one of us to be honest about our connection to slavery – what we believe to be true about it and where we see it in our daily lives. The reality is that the slave trade is more active today than at any other point in history. Shocking? Yes. To learn more about this like Yoga Without Borders on FaceBook. On this page we share our daily meditations for addressing issues of violence around the world.
As Yogis we must address own resistance to this topic and develop the mental strength to deal with the issue without becoming paralyzed by our own emotions. Here is what my Teacher gave us as concepts to reflect on:
3 Questions that create misery + 3 Solutions
- What about me?
The solution is the mantra – I am I am
“You are not what you take yourself to be. Find out what you are. Watch the sense ‘I am’, find your real
Self.” Hold on to the sense ‘I am’ tenaciously and in the stillness of your mind – see yourself as you truly are – unbound.
- Am I in control?
The Universe is within you. Everything that you need and want and hope for is within you already. Look within and find your essence.
3. Am I secure?
The solution – GOD is your security. GOD is an acronym for the Generating Organizing Delivering mechanism in the Universe. When you remember GOD – you remember the totality from which we come, that we are connected to and how we connect to each other.
What are your thoughts on these Questions? What are you doing to eliminate violence in the world? Let me know and I will feature you in my next blog post .
Peace and Healing Online Meditation
7pm to 7:45pm
Add Skype: yogawithoutborders and wait for the call
Yogapalooza in HighPark
Sundays from July 31 to August 21
10am to 12pm
Yoga at the Argos
Thursday, August 18
2:30pm to 10pm
Includes Yoga class on the field, charity BBQ and Argos vs the Rough Riders
Yogapalooza at MMMidnight
Saturday, August 20
12am to 1am
Join in for a candlelight Yoga Class at Harbourfront Centre
Brought to you by YogaVision and Masala Mehndi Masti
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