Yoga with Kelsey Mhyn

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Month: October, 2014

Waterfalls

sturtevant-falls

A couple of nights ago, I had a very vivid dream during my sleep. In the dream, I was walking on fresh, moist earth. Surrounding me were waterfalls left and right of all shapes and sizes. I would look around me in happiness, contentment, and wonder. I also remember walking up to a waterfall and looking up at it in marvel and utter amazement.

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“Hope is the doorway to belief, belief is the doorway to knowing, knowing is the doorway to creation and creation is the doorway to experience.

Experience is the doorway to expression, expression is the doorway to becoming, becoming is the activity of all Life and the only function of God.

What you hope, you will eventually believe, what you believe, you will eventually know, what you know, you will eventually create, what you create, you will eventually experience what you experience you will eventually express, what you express, you will eventually become,

This is the formula for all of life.”

— Home With God, Neale Donald Walsch

Flowing Thoughts, Rising Emotions

During my yoga practice and meditation today, I noticed how my thoughts came first and how my emotions came flowing in second afterwards.

My thoughts are a constant sporadic mess of who-knows-what bundled and huddled up all together into my cranium. While my emotions are the colors that link one thought with the next feeling to the next thought and so on.

Everything is spontaneous, sporadic, and random.

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Ahimsa: Kindness and Compassion Towards All Sentient Beings

” Ahimsa does not simply mean non-killing. Himsa means causing pain to or killing any life out of anger or for a selfish purpose or with the intention of injuring it. Refraining from so doing is ahimsa. Ahimsa means not to injure any creature by thought, word or deed. True ahimsa should mean a complete freedom from ill- will and anger and hate and an overflowing love for all. Ahimsa is the attribute of the soul and therefore to be practiced by everybody in all the affairs of life. “

— Mahatma Gandhi 

Ahimsa is also known as compassion for all living beings (fellow humans, animals, insects, etc.) when it comes to the practice of Yama (Universal morality) in the Eight Limbs of Yoga. In other words, ahimsa is the conscious action of treating all sentient beings with kindness and compassion through the acts of non-violence. This revolves around the undeniable notion that everything and everyone are a part of the non-dualistic, universal consciousness. All living and breathing sentient beings are connected together as one.

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