Richard Miller, my teacher recently wrote on the monthly newsletter of Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI)…”It takes courage to live your heart’s deepest desire, whether you live a visible or anonymous life, as someone in a position of prominence, or as someone who lives seemingly with no particular goal in life. In either case, life challenges you in each moment to live in harmony with universal order for, admit it, when you go astray, when you stop living your true dharma, doesn’t your heart always know? Don’t you feel then, that something’s not right? Your body never lies, even as your mind protests. Your heart always knows.”
When I began iRest Yoga Nidra training in 2007 with Richard Miller, I knew I had finally stepped into the stream of my Dharma. I felt great delight in this and the thought that “I may be able to serve” welled up. I am reminded of Marianne Williamson’s famous line: “Your playing small does not serve the world……. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
When you love yourself, you are loving others, for there are no others. So let us Love & Serve by doing what we love most – that is living Dharma, Love in action. My Dharma? of course teaching and sharing yoga with all. I hope you join me at our studio.
Note: 1. July IRI News letter – view here: https://www.irest.us/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=348
2. Marianne Williamson’s full quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”