Monday, July 29, 2013

{ pare to gold } - yogi. witness. photographer. austin, tx

"Let your 'Yes' be 'Yes' and your 'No' be 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. Matthew 5:37 NKJ Bible

Satya - Truth. Truth is the highest rule of conduct or morality. "Truth is God and God is Truth." - Mahatma Gandhi

As fire burns impurities and refines gold, so the fire of truth cleanses the yogi and burns up the dross in him. - B.K.S. Iyengar 'Light On Yoga'

We really are not so different. Truth burns open the path for love to move fluidly through us all.

ardha padmasana - half lotus

In the last few months I have been drawn to the beauty of silence. When the words are pure and simple, the truth is clear. There is such a great impact when all is quiet, thoughts and emotions surface and pass undisturbed by chatter. This is healing. What must be said is said, truth is spoken and the space following allows that truth to drop in and plant a seed in the heart. I desire to cultivate and enhance this trait in my life. I'm not planning to take the vow of Mauna (vow of silence) right now, but to become very conscious of my words and focus on listening more. I love listening to others and I want to sharpen my ability to hear myself, to know my 'Yes' and my 'No.' Before sharing anything, I want to become a strong witness to my purpose and intent behind what comes up to say. To see the truth, the purest, most potent love, and have that be the pattern of my speech.

supta padmasana - reclined lotus

This is a work for me. I have grown up a talker, I love to chatter away, I am easily excited to open up. Saying many words that are just taking up time and energy and have no power.

Another way I have over used words in the past was by explaining things in detail un-necessarily. I felt continually misunderstood and would just beat my point into the ground. As I've gone through layers of my healing work something I have been able to see and work through has been that my feelings of being seen the wrong way were all because of how I viewed myself. I wasn't trying to convince others of my true intention, I was trying to show myself that I had good inside. When the words stopped, so did my false self belief. It hasn't been an easy healing, what it has been is a most beneficial. Anytime these old habits of ugly self thought arise I write my truth in a little bitty journal, I remind myself what really is.

supta padmasana - reclined lotus

Writing in this tiny little book has been therapeutic and enjoyable, if you are interested in something like this I recommend getting the book 'Loving What Is' by Byron Katie.


Silence really is golden, or I kind of like to see it as Amber (of course I see it as amber).


On a less introspective note, I have begun teaching at CorePower Yoga which has been another goal of mine and I am so thrilled! I feel so deeply grateful. Pursue your passions, because when you walk in your feels so euphoric.


1 comment:

Kim said...

you are beautiful.