from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
1. Yoga is control of the mind.
Yoga means to control and still the swirling currents of thoughts in the mind.
If you can control the thoughts that arise and still them completely you are able to observe the world clearly and directly without the distortions of the ego. The ability to discipline the chattering mind is what takes us to the state of yoga.
When the turbulence stops and the lake of the mind becomes clear and still our true essence, our self, is reflected. Then the self can abide in its true nature. This is the goal. This is what we want to attain.
When we fail to still our minds, we mistakenly identify ourselves with the activities of the mind and become lost in our thoughts. We loose the true sense of who we are because we have lost sight of our true essence, our real inner self.
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Ong Namo -I bow to the subtle divine wisdom
Guru Dev Namo – I bow to the divine teacher within.
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“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
|Abundance and the Law of Pure PotentialityToday’s Sanskrit mantra and its English essence are:
Om Bhavam Namah—I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibilities.
|“We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? . . .
Your playing small does not serve the world.”
~ Marianne Williamson
|With today’s meditation, we begin the second week of the Chopra Center 21-Day Meditation ChallengeTM, Creating Abundance. Throughout this week, we’ll explore abundance as it relates to the laws contained in my book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.The power to create anything flows through us when we are connected to the moment, plugged into the deeper source from which all experience, knowledge, and existence emerge and to which they return. And, so, we’ll begin this week by discovering how we can put the first law, the Law of Pure Potentiality, into practice and create abundance by accessing this source, the field of all possibilities.
After rather spontaneously moving to Tuscany from London last December and realising that Lucca was great for a holiday, but not really were I want to live, I found myself without a home when I finally decided to move out from the great loft above S Michele and move on … store my stuff in my childhood bedroom and … ???
It didn’t feel like freedom at first, but now this is it – Eleutheria – a life of bliss where I am at home wherever I go – cause home is where the heart is, and my heart is right here, in my chest.
This place is truly magical! I followed a sign that I couldn’t read but attracted me for some reason and this is what I found!
When we missed our flight in Verona on 21st September I was excited! we get to spend a night in Verona, no, two! no more flights till Friday!
in German there is a saying: wenn Engel reisen … (when angels travel…) to keep it short we ended up in the old town, in an apartment called Romeo e Giulietta, owned by Hotel Mastino http://www.hotelmastino.it/
A happy mistake the receptionist made, as she send us off with the porter in the electric car to a small apartment .. which had already luggage in it! so off the porter goes for the keys to another apartment – Romeo e Giulietta, with private spa!
The hotel also opened a wonderful spa not too long ago, and we had the privilege of using it all by ourselves as it was already the last hour of opening.
Perfect after a day of shopping and aperitifs in these amazing piazzas and streets of Verona .. every corner you turn is another ‘wow’!
If you are looking for a romantic getaway, look no further!