I heard this week a great interpretation of the quote from Epictetus.
'You have two ears and one mouth. Use them proportionately.'
This past week in yoga classes I taught around the theme of 'darkness' and what it can ultimately teach us. Instead of running in the opposite direction of dark times, we are encouraged to sit with those difficulties and to use them as opportunities to grow.
Think of the lotus and how it originates in the muck and mire at the bottom of a pond. In our wildest dreams we wouldn't imagine a beautiful flower could emerge on the surface of the water....and yet it does.
Here are a few quotes, which you may also find of interest:
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
― Og Mandino
“Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.”
― Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
Books With A Past and Glenwood Acupuncture and Healing Arts join in welcoming local author and yoga instructor Susan Kain on Saturday, November 4th at 3pm as she presents her new children's yoga book, 'I Can Be One Too! A Child's Book of Yoga Poses'. The model featured in the book will also be there to demonstrate the poses. Both author and model will be happy to answer questions and sign books after the demonstration. The event will be held at the Glenwood Acupuncture and Healing Arts studio space.
This book is designed for ages 2 and up. It will be a rare opportunity for children to see and meet the actual model in the book's photographs.
Glenwood Acupuncture 2465 Route 97, Glenwood · (410) 489-9175
Books With A Past bookswithapast.com
2465 Route 97, Glenwood, MD 21738
Susan Kain is a Registered Yoga Teacher, Pilates instructor and a Certified Personal Trainer with classes for toddlers to senior citizens.