A Prayer For The Season
Open your eyes to the season's beauty - frost on a window pane, a starry night sky.
Open your ears to the music of children's laughter or the harmony of a familiar carol.
Open your hearts to the comfort of friendship, the security of family and the blessings of love.
"Remember that you are just a a visitor here, a traveler passing through.
Your stay is but short and the moment of your departure unknown, so speak quietly and kindly and be not forward with either opinions or advice.
If you talk much, this will make you deaf to what others say, and you should know that there are few so wise that they cannot learn from others.
Be near when help is needed, but far when praise and thanks are being offered.
Take small account of might, wealth and fame, for they soon pass and are forgotten.
Instead, nurture love within you and strive to be a friend to all. Truly, compassion is a balm for many wounds.
Treasure silence when you find it, and while being mindful of your duties, set time aside to be alone with yourself.
Cast off pretense and self-deception and see yourself as you really are."
A selection from The Dhammavadaka by Bhanti Dhammika
I had the pleasure of working with Shakta Khalsa in 2001. She continues to guide, both through her work in Children's Yoga teacher training, but also through her activism.
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
"We are all connected. You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind." Mitch Albom
"One cannot reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others." Lao Tzu
So many wonderful participants this morning for our book reading and demonstration. We even had a couple of participants volunteer to come do a pose with Ava. This special day included a young lady celebrating her 99th birthday.
Namaste to all of our new friends!
"When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
Our short film, 'Final Notice' has been selected as 'edutainment' and is up for an award at the Florida Prosperity Partnership Film Festival on May 31st in Orlando.
Susan Kain is a Registered Yoga Teacher, Pilates instructor and a Certified Personal Trainer with classes for toddlers to senior citizens.