• 25 SEP 19
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    Cultivating Inner Peace

    Cultivating Inner Peace

    Every week as I prepare my Slow Yoga class ( with Yoga Nidra), I create a theme and focus for myself to work around and for the students to consider too.

    This attention to a particular mindset  or focused attention has been a fantastic platform for me to consider so many of the yoga philosophies.

    Ahimsa ( non-harming) is central to the Yoga Practice and philosophy and so Peacefulness links so well to this observance.

    When the individual works toward this way of being (peaceful) we unconsciously share this with others and also eventually to the whole world. At times I wonder, “does it”?   I like to think it does.

     

    Remember that the barriers to peace such as Anger, over striving (ambitions), envy and ego come to challenge us

     

    and this means we are always ‘at work’ towards the goal. It is a continuous journey as the path in life is never predictable or as we had hoped.

     

    Past experiences can deplete us and get in the way of our ability to let go of barriers –

    “Peace of mind, serenity, and calmness are descriptions of a disposition free from the effects of stress, yet often neurology, “wiring” and past experiences bar the experience and expression of joy and peace”. unknown

     

    We hold up our shields to protect ourselves and so the very armor we hold up, in a way, holds us back!

     

    So acknowledge that there is always the noise, the hardwork, the ups and downs, the disappointments, the regrets, the mistakes…..

    But with practice we can surrender to it all and achieve Peacefulness.

     

    ” For Peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the Universe” Larry Eisenberg

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